Different people have very different reactions, and we also have different reactions to different meds. Some we find easy to stop taking and some impossible. The longer you're on a med and the better it works, meaning you're absorbing it quite well, the harder it is to stop. What you need is to set up a tapering schedule to stop the med as slowly as suits you, not some generalized schedule your psychiatrist uses for everyone -- and they virtually all do use the same taper for everyone unless you express a desire to do it differently or have had bad problems quitting in the past. So what anyone tells you on here will be interesting but won't have much application to how you're going to feel. That particular med was pretty easy for me to stop taking, but that doesn't mean anything for you.
Antidepressants that don't work for me are easy to give up since they never worked in the first place.
The one medication that DID work for me, I was grateful for it. However, after a few years, my doctor decided my body had gotten used to it and it wasn't working as well anymore, and we should try other antidepressant medications.
I stopped the antidepressant medication that worked, and started trying numerous other medications, one by one, none of which worked. My mood deteriorated slowly, and got progressively worse and worse. By the end of a year I was in very bad shape. My doctor eventually put me back on the medication that worked, and I slowly got better again. It took a full year for me to fully recover.
Then we did the same thing again a few years later. Stop my medication that works. Try a bunch of other medications which don't work, I deteriorate badly, until after a year I'm so bad off I can't do anything, I eventually demand to restart the medication that works, and it takes another full year for me to fully recover.
After that we decide, maybe we shouldn't stop taking this medication that works.
I think other people have tapered off their antidepressant medication and have done fine without it.
It's different for everyone. Sometimes you just got to try and see what happens.