I think any toxic drug is going to set you back in the long run – part of the protocol is detoxifying toxins. Have you looked up long-term complications of your antidepressant anywhere? I take it your doctor offered you a total of zero alternatives before prescribing a toxic symptom-suppressor? There are a number of natural things you can take to help balance your brain chemistry.
5-HTP is a naturally occurring amino acid that’s been shown to combat depression as effectively as some antidepressant drugs, and is available cheaply as a supplement. Supplementation of omega-3 oils has also been shown to be as effective as the likes of Prozac. The reason they’re effective is because they play a real, natural role in maintaining balanced brain chemistry in healthy individuals; synthetic drugs aim to artificially interfere with a natural process to suppress a symptom, poisoning you in the process.
I don’t know about the particular drugs you’re taking, and I’m sure you could find many other useful things in addition to 5-HTP and omega-3 (these are just two things I happened to hear about), so instead of taking my recommendations, I hope you feel confident enough to explore your options, do some research, and bring about positive changes in your own health through primary health care – not the disease management your doctor is offering you.
Also, if you haven’t tried anything psychological to improve your mental state, I really recommend reading a book on mindfulness. It’s pretty much just learning to be aware of your thought patterns and what’s going on inside your head, and there’s an increasing amount of scientific research backing its effectiveness. It’s really something everyone should know how to do in this day and age. I was able to eliminate much of my stress, agitation, negativity and generally calm my over-active mind in just a few weeks.