It just pisses me off that I started drug “therapy” with Paxil when I was 6. I didn’t have any say in the matter. And 22 years later I’m still on the drug because the withdrawal effects make it impossible to function even somewhat normally. Then a few years ago I was popped on Anafranil while I was in a (medical, non-psychiatric) hospital pretty much just because I had a recorded history of OCD. I knew it was an older medication that wasn’t prescribed often anymore, but they promised me that I’d find special relief with it because it had “anti-obsessional properties” and that it’d make an overwhelming difference in my life. Really, the only major difference that Anafranil has made in my life is the worst dry mouth that you can have. To the point where my teeh are rotting because I can’t produce enough saliva. I’m still (somewhat) functioning in *spite* of the medication. Not *because* of it. I’d love to go off of them, but in my case the withdrawal effects aren’t worth any minor potential gains.