I took a variety of pills for a few years (about 5 years) including respiradone and latuda; I can't remember the other ones, but I think they were anti-depressants and mood-stabilizers.
I've been off them for over 6 years. When I first started to go off the pills, I did what the doctor said, which was to come off them slowly by reducing the dose over a few weeks before completely stopping it. It was brutal at first. I would get massive anxiety and mood swings, to the point that I would have to leave work because my anxiety and mood-swings were overwhelming. I also developed an issue where I everytime I wake up from sleeping (whether it be a nap, middle of the night, or from a full night's rest) I will wake up trembling with my heart racing and extreme dehydration.
I'm not a chemist or doctor, but I hypothesize that taking pills has caused my body to stop producing whatever chemicals it used to produce naturally to handle stress and anxiety on its own, since it was getting them externally through pills. I think this is why even after 6 years being off medication I'm still struggling with immense anxiety, mood instability, and the trembling and dehydration when waking up from sleeping.
Is there a way to detox, reverse, or recalibrate your brain to undo whatever dependency it has developed from taking prescription pills? As crazy as this sounds, I even wondered if it's possible to take pills that do the opposite affect of the pills that I used to take (like a "pro"-depressant or a mood-"unstabilizer") to cancel out the affects. I tried many things, like mediation, different diet, and intermittent fasting, but none of it has solved it. Meditation actually made my anxiety worse.