I’m starting to feel more calm and relaxed. I’m on my second week.
It took 2 weeks before I started to feel less sad, less weepy, and less anxious. I started with 5 mg and took it for 3 weeks before increasing to 10 mg (just finished week 1 of 10 mg). Had stomach discomfort and gas for the first 2 weeks before they went away. Now after 4 weeks total I can honestly say I do feel somewhat better. I don't know if my doctor will increase my dosage or not.
Hi, Seascape! Although people do sometimes report feeling better sooner, just so you know, it can sometimes take as long as 4-6 weeks to really feel the full benefit of an antidepressant/anxiolytic. Unlike most other types of medications that work right away, you need to allow time for psych drugs to build up to therapeutic blood levels.
Try to be patient during this time and think positively. Enjoy the times you're feeling better and if you backslide a little or have a bad day... don't dwell on it. Things will be better soon!
Best regards, Wildcat
I'm now finished 2 weeks on 10 mgs, yesterday I caught myself laughing like I used to. I'm supposed to go up to 20 mgs tomorrow, not sure I will. It did take 2 weeks to notice a definite difference, but after a week I started to feel a little calmer and settled each day. It'll be nice to feel even more better at 4 weeks!
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