If you start SSRI's will you always be on them off and on your whole life? Because I have heard numerous people with anxiety state they have gone off them and always had to get back on them, and actually I am a perfect example. I was started out at 10mg of paxil when I was seven years old and now i'm 26 off and on my whole life I have been on some type of antidepressant, maybe I could go a year or two during my teenage years but then I would have a MAJOR breakdown and have to get back on them. Like now about four months ago I guess I will say I got back on paxil and I had not been on a antidepressant for like four or five years, but I did take just a benzo!!! I had a major breakdown!!! So it seems like once you start them you will always like be on them!!!!