There is hope!
After discontinuing a ten year affair with Venaflazine I went into clinical depression and I became anxious. I lost over fifty pounds. I was jolted awake some mornings as if I had been proded with a cattle prod. It took a year for me to regulate. I still have a low grade depression. I plan on adding an exercise regime (THIS WAS MUCH NEEDED FROM THE START) and continue to eat more healthy.
Because I started taking the med for pain and not for depression I didn't want to start another anti-depressant to solve the condition. It was a struggle every step of the way. I am taking a med I take at night for anxiety and a specific blood pressure medicine that helps with anxiety. I also go to counseling on an as needed basis.
After a year I feel about ninety percent better. I am just happy to be among the living.