gaz, if you can do it ... go for it... But be sure to have good connections with your Doctor and if you have someone to talk to freely, that is a lifeline too.
I was just reading a bunch of Psychiatric journals last nite and many said, (the psychiatrists speaking), that people are helped as much, from talking to a very close friend, then to them and that for some, the meds are as good as placebos.
Not everyone's the same granted ... but what the heck, as long as you do it safely and 'ween' off them, if necessary ... you said "over the years", so is that steady on them or on and off ?
But keep your GP informed at the least, even if you feel O.K. without them. Only because there normally is a proper way to ween off of them that's safer.
Keep us posted ... O.K. ?
All the Best to you.
LateNeuroLyme + CFIDS = Lord knows what.
Romans 8:28 ~ And we know that ALL things work together for the Good, Y
for them that Love God, for them who are the called according to His purpose.