Thanks for this, Nijinsky! Your point is very valid, and one that I have considered a long time before now but will be considering even more as I continue on my journey. To be honest, I never loved the idea of being on any psych meds at all and originally did not want to start. As I mentioned in my piece, I was introduced to Prozac at the same time as I entered an OCD Outpatient therapy program. If I remember correctly, the information I was given at the time was that OCD patients showed the greatest recovery rates who did therapy and went on meds. Being young at the time (21) and really just wanting to get better, I went along with what the professionals recommended. At the time I experienced great success with both the Prozac and the therapy, so I stuck with both. Over time I needed less therapy but never saw a strong reason to taper off of the Prozac, and in fact my psychiatrists over the years have usually been against taking me off of it (one may not be surprised by this, obviously). Obviously after the experience I’ve mentioned here, I will be reconsidering things. As I mention in the piece, I was put on a low dose of Klonopin to help combat the Akathisia, and I was on this for several months at the recommendation of my psychiatrist, though at first I wanted to be off of it as quickly as possible due to the addictive qualities that have been reported with it. However I followed my doctor’s advice and was on the Klonopin between three to five months, I believe, and have been off of it ever since. Again, I’m back to the same dosage of Prozac as before everything, though I NEVER take OTC cold medication any more and I may consider tapering off of the Prozac in the future, as well. Thanks again!