My story is almost identical, except I was on many more drugs. They tried probably every antidepressant on the market, finally ended up on high dose of Effexor which made me “bipolar”. Then got put on Neurontin, Lamictal, Lithium, Depakote, etc. etc. Also got “diagnosed” with ADHD and put on Ritalin, and benzos for anxiety. And Seroquel. I had a spiritual awakening 7 years ago and started an over five year long process of getting off the drugs. My last mini dose of Ativan was over a year ago. I am working but still have many issues with fatigue and I have to push myself most days. Still don’t have my mojo back but it’s much better than when I was on those drugs, I experience steady improvement (with lots of nutritional supplementation) and I am in this for the long haul. On the drugs I felt suicidal often. Today thoughts of suicide hardly ever even enter my mind. I have tried to get a support group in my small rural area for people coming off the drugs with no luck as this knowledge is not yet accepted in the mainstream thought process. Some day I hope to help others.