i recently stopped taking anti-depressants and the last couple times i tried getting off them i had a really bad reaction (extreme dizziness, non stop crying) im through with doctors cause they never seem to want to be honest with me about this. so my question is has anyone else expieranced these side effects when they quit taking anti-depressants? i was taking paxil and lexapro. if so did you get through it without getting back on them? and can these drugs do any permanent damage that you know of? i would really appreciate any help.