I recently decided to go off all AD meds when I got frustrated with not being able to cry when I was sad and depressed and because I kept having depressive epidsodes. So I thought... take a pill and STILL have my "pits of despair" as I called them or NOT take a pill and have the "pits of despair"...." I thought it was time to see what it was like to not take the meds. I felt like a 'good cry' would help, yet I could not ever do it. That made me realize how numb in general the AD meds were making me feel. So, I went off them. Now I cry (the first 'good cry' made me feel so normal again!) and although there are times I wish I wouldn't, I'm very glad to be able to now; it feels normal to me to feel depressed and to cry about it than to feel depressed and feel numb about it. I am more likely to seek help and try to work in issues if I care, even to the point of crying, than if I am numb. Does that make sense?
Taking meds or not taking meds is the individual's decision, not the therapist's or doctor's decision.
I also do a lot of talking now, although I don't think I am much good at it. I still try my best and it is helping.
If you decide to try going without meds, be sure to tell your therapist (you may want to schedule more frequent sessions for a while) and your prescribing doctor so the doc can tell you how to wean off to avoid very unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.
Good luck to you and I hope you'll post back to let us know how you are doing!