Last year I came off them suddenly, I felt fine for the first couple of months but after 4 months, my symptoms of generalised anxiety came back as well as excessive sweating and flu like symptoms. I have found my memory and focusing to be extremely poor. I know I came off them too quickly and I don't want to make the same mistake again. My doctor says I'll always need to be on antidepressants but I feel other natural alternatives would be just as beneficial without the horrendous side effects. How long will it take for the withdrawal effects to disappear completely.