How much did you have to take and how long before you felt anything? I'm on day 12 of of 25mg and I don't feel a thingy but my friend felt it at 25mgs. She's on 150 now but had had benefits since 25 mgs, I'm kind of jealous lol looking for that quietness in my mind. For mood disorder.
It all depends on your response to the drug and that can vary greatly from one person to the next.
The usual initial dose is 25mg which is increased over several weeks (5-6) to the standard maintenance dose of 225 to 375mg/day.
Some people will respond sooner but for others it may take a bit longer to reach the therapeutic dose that's effective for you.
In contrast to your friend who seems to be very sensitive to the medication I had to titer up over several weeks to my current 300mg/day to feel the effects.
Try to be patient and hang in there. You're still very early on in your treatment but give it a little more time.
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