... Tramadol)... Everything I take for depress makes me more ill. Help!
Most of the newer antidepressants can make you feel awful at first. That is why you are started out on such a low dose. It is increased gradually as you get used to it. It also takes 4-6 weeks to reach full effect, so for a while you feel rotten. Its worth it if you can stick with it. Have you tried the older antidepressants?
Hi, as already stated, it takes time for the antidepressants to work effectively at a level that will control your depression. Your body needs to get used to them, and yes, it can take 4 weeks to settle down, sometimes longer. Try not to let this put your off, as long term treatment can be a God send. I started an antidepressant (Citalopram) some years ago now. The transition period was really hard, i felt worsening depression, low energy/desire to do anything, lethargy, etc. But i got through it and i'm so, so glad i did. I hope you find the right medication for you, and start to live a happier life : )
a very wise dr i used to go to told me about health store grade lithium and i have been taking that instead of a script anti-depressant for yrs. (6 or 7... don't remember for sure) it has helped me in some real dark times and i don't feel awful starting out. the manufacturers should have a recommended dosage on the bottle. it takes a day or two to kick in but it's definitely worth it. hope this helps.
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