Hi, I've suffered with bad anxiety my whole life, which I often describe as my personal, secret prison. My life is seriously impacted by it to a point I describe it as my personal, secret prison. Wasn't till the last 10 years that I opted to try medication based on my Dr's recommendations. I've tried about 4 different SSRIs, Wellbutrin, and an SNRI of Effexor. None of them really seemed to give much relief, and the little relief they did offer seemed to stop after some months. The bigger problem for me was the fact they all made very tired and unmotivated to a point I wasn't enjoying things in my life that gave me pleasure. I'm really done with this SSRI/SNRI roller coaster for the reasons mentioned and am about to stop my current medication of Effexor. After a bad anxiety issue recently, my Dr. suggested I see a psychiatrist. Now with my decision to avoid SSRIs, etc., would a psychiatrist really offer me any relief? I know I have a problem, but based on my personal experience with psych meds, I feel I might do just better, or at least no worst, staying away from all medication.