I am currently on effexor for my depression. I have been on it for a few years, but this past year I have noticed my depression coming back, and right now it feels like the medicine is not even working. I asked my therapist if I could ever go off my medicine and she said no, but I could talk to my psychiatrist about going on a different medicine when I see him. I am scared about changing meds, what if it takes awhile to find the right one?, what if my depression gets worse?, what if i can't get out of bed and go to work?, I can't handle losing a job over my depression again. I also am scared to stay on meds because everyone says I haven't been my happy self in years. I guess you could say I always feel numb with my meds and I want to be able to feel something for once. I want to say that I am happy without being on meds. Is there anything else I can do besides take meds? HELP!