I did not have good luck with the SSRIs and they did not blunt my emotions or make me feel better in fact I was just as upset and cried easily due to deaths in my family as well as hating the depression. I chose to wean off the SSRI and after 4 months off I have found that I do need to be on a medication but not an SSRI.
I do believe, as Jaimie said, we each know ourselves well and advocating for ourself is a good thing.
I have argued more then once with my Pdoc but she usually let's me try it my way in the end. There are certain meds I have just refused to try.
Take care and keep talking with us.