Well that’s me off antidepressants completely (tapered off over a couple of months), having been on Citalopram initially then Sertraline for the best part of a decade (much of a muchness in my experience). This is certainly not because everything is hunky dory, more that I felt that they were having no positive effect whatsoever (if they ever did).
Disclaimer – this is not an anti-antidepressant rant. For some / many people they can be invaluable. I’m not sure they were ever going to work for my particular situation which I believe is persistent depressive disorder (The artist formerly known as dysthymia). But your mileage may vary.
The point of this post though is that one effect that I’ve noticed quite significantly since the drug has left my system (weeks ago) has been the return of emotion. I can find myself welling up quite easily now, most recently on hearing this – a tune that’s always been one of my faves but which I seemed to experience on a heightened level.
Anyway – I’d be interested to hear if anyone has experienced similar.