I can't figure out why - though my theory is that my body is adjusting to having to produce its own seratonin.
Antidepressant don't provide extra serotonin. In fact, they reduce the amount being synthesized and expressed. See: Serotonin: The 'chemical imbalance' myth
To be clear I did not suffer from depression prior to being on meds. I only say that because I know the line is always "once you stop, your symptoms will return" - well this wasn't a symptom.
No, but it could be rebound depression as the brain adjusts. The only times I've been depressed have been for a few weeks after discontinuing antidepressants. It will go away.
On a wider issue, how do you intend treating your OCD and hypochondria now?
Well my plan thus far is to try and reconnect with a psychologist and see if there is some alternative medicine I can use. I did connect with my psychiatrist and all she had for me was that I was experiencing depression and should connect with a therapist. She did not think it was related to the meds.
I can't agree with that. I didn't have depression or low moods before the meds; I stop, suddenly I have low moods. We know that I tried to stop cold turkey before, and experienced headaches and things. So it's clear that some type of dependence had developed. I can accept what you're saying - rebound depression as the brain adjusts.
I can't accept just "oh, it's just random." I feel disappointed that at the end of the day, even the most caring doctors seem to often think things are all in your head.
My 15 different fatal diseases a day are in my head - that's what I was getting treated for. Mood swings that leave me crying one minute, feeling inspired literally 10 minutes later, anger flashes that have me throwing things at people - this is not stuff that's in my head. Le sigh.