The first thing I want to do when I start feeling better is go off my meds. I have been on a number of them over the last two years. If they did not work fast enough or made me feel bad (side effects) I would stop. I have been on Celexa for 8 weeks and I feel somewhat better. The simple fact that I could tolerate it was great but I still do not feel "well". My Doc told me if I stopped I would probably end up in the "cellar" again. I really prefer natural remedies but my problems were obviously way past that. I hope one day I can come off of this med but as long as you are working with your Dr. to tapper off then you should be fine.
Glad you are doing so well.
If your meds and the therapy are working for you and it has just been 6 months, I would suggest you continue as you are. If it is working why upset the apple cart?
You do not have a time limit on getting over anxiety. Most of us have to deal with it for life. Sometimes it gets out of control as yours did but now you are feeling well, hold onto that feeling.
No guilt for feeling well.
Ive been on meds for 15yrs. they work, and i cant function without them. i dont feel badly or weak about it because i have an illness that sometimes can only be primarily treated with meds (in conjuntion with therapy) and when i switch meds i do it as an inpatient at my local private pysch facility- its like a 5 star hotel. except for all the nurses and group therapy! but 6months isnt long, and if its working, then why stop?
good luck with your journey-