... social anxiety for a long time and finally went to get help. I have been on this for about 3 weeks and have not felt any change. I started on 10mg and after the first 2 weeks we increased to 15mg, any thought ideas should I be feeling changes by now to indicate whether it is working for me or not, I am still feeling not well enough or comfortable to go to work/be in a social environment with out the feeling of people judging me, I am not able to hold a conversation without getting distracted forgetting what I am saying or worried about what people think of me. I'm always expecting the worst possible consequences from a negative experience during a social situation/analyzing my performance and identifying my performance and flaws in my interactions with people. I need help thanks!
Hi, trix! It;s difficult to be patient when all you want to do is stop feeling like crap. These drugs don't work the way an aspirin or Zyrtec does; rather it takes time for them to change your body's metabolism. Although some (lucky) people report improvement sooner it generally takes about four to six weeks to reap the benefits and six to eight weeks for the drug to reach full therapeutic levels in your system. It's worth the wait and you might be wise to give yourself a little more time to see if you'll truly benefit from this medication.
Best wishes and best regards, Wildcat
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