Due to events that have happened within the last 3 years, i have decided that i need to go see a doctor to talk about being put on Anti-depressants. i have an appointment tuesday. i have a couple questions for people who have been on or are currently on anti-depressants. what should i expect once on the anti-depressants? i have heard that people have become emotionless. all i want is to feel happiness again. i cant tell you when was the last time i was truly happy. i pretend very well for those close to me. just a couple people in my life know how truly depressed i am since my ex-fiance died in a car accident almost 3 years ago. thats where my depression started and it hasnt gotten better for me. how hard is it to get off the anti-depressants? will the A-Ds allow me to be happy? or will they just turn me into a emotionless zombie? although that doesnt sound very fun, i think i can live with being emotionless for now as long as i dont feel depressed all the time. will the A-Ds help me with my stress and anxieties? i own my own business and the business really stresses me out and has me feeling anxious all the time. the depression and stress has not allowed me to sleep for a long time. its to the point where my body is use to funtioning on 4-5 hours (sometimes less) of sleep a night. im sure the lack of sleep doesnt help me escape my thoughts. i know the A-Ds will not help until i have been taking them for awhile. what im afraid of is going to the doctor and he tells me i dont need them. how easy is it to get a doctor to prescribe them to you? its not like i want to abuse them. its not like im asking for pain pills and the like. this will be my first time asking for anything like this and im just afraid he will say no. i feel they could help and benefit me and if he rejects them to me then i dont know what to do. i just want to feel ok again. i think thats all the questions i have for now. for anyone who is gonna try to answer my questions, i really appreciate it. thanks in advance.