Hey Nola876, thanks for the update. So glad to hear you are feeling better! I think life can feel like it is beating us up sometimes and anxiety makes it worse. That's a great way to put it. I have learned to take one day at a time and try really hard to believe tomorrow will be better! Lots of times it actually is. :>))
So, you were on meds that made you feel bad? I know they have side effects until you are used to them which takes 6 to 8 weeks and then those often go away but then other side effects might appear. And then going off of them can create a whole new situation that is hard to deal with. (always taper down doses if discontinuing psychiatric medication). For a lot of people though, the medication also helps while they are on it. Every person is different and has a unique reaction.
What are you doing to feel better? Do you do therapy?