I had a breakdown in November and was diagnosed with a generalised anxiety disorder. It was simply the worst time of my life and I dodn't think I would come through it. But I did and I slowly started to feel better. I started the Venaflaxine in November and was treated with 75mgs SR. I started reducing the dose 2 months ago with my GP's assistance and I have found coming of the drug quite hard and have done it really slowly. I stopped completely 12 days ago. The last 48hrs have been awful...feel angry and agitated yesterday and a little shaky. Today I have woken up and oh no. I feel awful. Cold, shivery, diarrhoea, tummy upset and the anxiety is back. I feel like screaming, I feel shaky,agitated and I can feel the adrenaline under my skin (you know when your skin feels prickly - I remember it well) I am so upset - I don't know what to do. Is this normal? Is this withdrawal? Or is this my pre- exisitng problems resurfacing? My immediate reaction is to run and start the tablets again. But I have spent all that time trying to get off them so I can try for a baby again. I have just turned 44 and I know I am almost out of time. I so wanted my little 3 yr old to have a sibling. But then I also know that I need to be well to have a baby. I am not silly and do have my feet on the ground. I honestly thought I was further ahead than this...surely I must be. Because if not, the tablets were hiding 90 percent of my symptoms. What the hell am I going to do? Is there anybody out there who has been through this and could share their experience? I would be very grateful.