I am a 37 y/o male, with no family history of anything. About 6 or 7 years ago, I was working a high stress job and went through a bad breakup. A friend told me about Paxil and I soon went to the doctor to see about this "miracle drug". Keep in mind, I never had any anxiety, panic, depression just your average stress. Anyway, I started taking Prozac, then Paxil. Within a few months, I started having panic attacks. I had my meds switched to Zoloft and everything seemed fine. Upon meeting my fiance, I switched to Paxil again because of Zoloft's side effects. Anyway, soon after, I started having frequent panic attacks. I went off Paxil for awhile, and was fine for about 3 months. Then the attacks started again. Started Paxil again. Panic went away for a few months. Fast forward........ A few months ago, my attacks started again and I started Zoloft. Attacks went away, but now I just do not feel right. I take 25mg at night and in the morning I just feel horrible (stress, panicky etc.) I recently (about 2 weeks ago) upped my does to 37mg and felt bad ever since. Like I am overlyaware or hypersensitive to everything. My question is this.....I really do not think that I needed an antidepressant in the first place. My life WAS pretty great, I just thought a pill could make me feel better. If an individual does not need an antidepressant, and takes it anyway, would'nt that pretty much make them feel horrible? I have stopped taking the SSRI's in the past but have suffered really bad long term withdrawal effects, so I go back on to ease the suffering. A therapist said I had GAD, but who would not feel anxious coming off those meds?? I am convinced that all those different meds just scrambled my brain. Any advise or thoughts? Thank you.