I have been on 5 mg of citalopram for 3 days and took my first 10mg last night. I have mild depression stemming from severe generalised anxiety disorder. Dr said I should feel better by the first week. Anyone had something similar happen?
Hi, Jbaby! Some people have reported feeling better during the first weeks of treatment, but for most it takes about 4-6 weeks to begin feeling the full benefits of the medication and 6-8 weeks for the drug to reach therapeutic levels... this is called a "fair trial".
Since you indicate that your depression is fairly mild then there's a chance that you'll feel some of the effects earlier than most, but it make take a little longer for your anxiety to clear.
Best regards and good luck! Wildcat
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