Medical SSRI - Special Issuance

Hey everyone! I was hoping to see if anyone active on here has gone through, or is going through, the process to get their medical back after starting on an SSRI. I'm coming up on 5 months since I lost mine, and will likely be continuing on Path II for Special Issuance (unless I'm able to discontinue the medication beforehand and take Path I). For those of you not in the know, 6 months on a steady dosage is the bare minimum needed before you start with the CogScreen/HIMS AME stuff.

I was hoping to talk with any of you about your experience, especially about how much it cost and how long it took before you were back to work. I'm on admin duty currently, and my ATM and fellow controllers have been very understanding and helpful. I'm glad I got treatment, I'm doing much better by far, and Aerospace Medicine in my region is hopeful that things will work out for me. If you'd rather reach out in private, please don't hesitate to message me.

The process sucks, but I really encourage anyone who needs help to get it. I fought it for a long time, but it was such a weight off my shoulders when I finally got treatment. Hopefully I can help anyone else out with information I'm gathering. Thanks in advance!
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