Something someone said in another post just got me thinking. They talked about quitting SSRIs (modern anti-depressants like Prozac, Citalopram etc) and the effects. I'm on SSRIs and have been for years, maybe 10 or more. In that time I think I've come off them twice. The last time was because me and my partner were trying for a baby and we had lots of difficulty and then I read up on the internet the little acknowledged link between SSRIs and infertility in men.... Anyway, after I stopped this one time it was horrible, not just for me but for everyone around me. I was just so angry, the smallest things would send me into a rage. Maybe that's an exaggeration, it's not like I was threatening violence or screaming at the top of my voice, but I remember feeling my blood boil at the slightest annoyance. And I'm wondering now whether SSRIs are acting like a further repression on the rage in me, so I have to work against not only the subconscious's defences, but the extra layer of the SSRIs. I've asked my doctor plenty of times about quitting but she thinks some people just need them indefinitely, and I'm probably one of those people. Has this come up before? Do SSRIs stand in the way of recovery from TMS? My feeling at the time, when I last came off the drugs, was that the rage wasn't really me, it was more to do with reacting to the sudden loss of serotonin in my brain. And if I'd stuck at it longer (I think I lasted two or three months) then I would get back to a more level emotional state. Also, I was getting very depressed and a shrink that I was seeing at the time thought it was better if I went back on them - I was getting suicidal thoughts (which is nothing new to me, it's more a fantasy about escape than making plans for it in real life). TMS theory has listed depression as a symptom just like various back pains. Maybe it's possible to overcome the physical pain while still on anti-depressants, and then try giving them up afterwards. My fear is that if I came off them now it would make everything worse and interfere with my progress.