I have it heavily on my heart, and have for years, to share this w/ others who are "stuck" on medications & desparately want to go off; knowing that coming off is a tortuous experience (depending what you're stuck on.)
Years ago, on my 1st MC... I had been on anti-anxiety medication called Effexor for a few years. I never wanted to get on it in the 1st place. I had tried many other natural remedies that would only work temporarily.... when I DID try to get off of it, I had more tortuous anxiety than EVER!! ;-( And I'm not talking about mental anxiety here/ worry... I'm talking about the feeling of anxiety in your stomach/ gut... just awful... it was a physical thing for me/ not mental.
** Anyway, doing the MC was the ONLY way I was ABLE to get off it WITHOUT ANY withdrawal torture!! ;-) ***
I think I MAY have started dropping my dose down the days/ weeks before... seems familiar... not sure on that part... but probably a good idea... and then the day I started MC I stopped altogether....
I only got to 6 days that 1st time, but had no/ little anxiety at all, NO withdrawal torture... it was a BLESSED, amazing, MIRACLE!!! I am forever grateful!!! ;_) To my memory, haven't had trouble since then, except on rare occasion.... nothing major or consistent. ;-) Thanks be to God!