You may gradually feel better over the next few weeks. Generally takes up to a month for the med to reach maximum effectiveness and for the side effects to subside.
It usually takes 2-6 weeks for most antidepressant to reach their full effect. Sometimes there is a 'honeymoon' period usually the first week or so.That is when you feel good, then it goes into the side effects and you may not feel so good, you may even become a little down and your anxiety may be up. But try to stay with for 4 weeks minimum. Unless your side effects just suck too much. I know that 4 weeks sounds like a long time, but you may start to feel better in 2 weeks:) Everyone's experiences can be different.
Hope it works for you and you feel better soon. There are great people on this site that care and will usually answer your questions the best they can.
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