I have never suffered with depression. I've mostly suffered with very bad anxiety with social anxiety. I would say my depression started a few months ago and gradually got worse. Ive started on sertraline 44 days ago (6 weeks) I'm just wondering how long do I have to wait? I have never felt this depressed and horrible before. I was also on Prozac for some amount of time and it was great however it caused me to develop restless leg syndrome and the nightmares were way too vivid so I had to come off them.
I have been on sertraline for 6 weeks and have recently started getting badly depressed.
Question posted by depressedh0e on 8 Aug 2021
Last updated on 9 August 2021
I'm sorry you're having these problems. Dosage increases can very often cause new or recurring symptoms for a couple of weeks and increased depression and/or anxiety are common. How long have you been on the 100mg?
Definitely let your doctor know but it may be a matter of giving your metabolism more time to adjust to the medication. It can often take 6-8 weeks to feel the full benefits of the drug.
Best regards and I hope you're better quickly.
Hi. Just wondering what your dosage is? Also has the medication helped with your anxiety? It can take several weeks at the correct dosage for you to see a change. I'd definitely check in with your doctor to go over dosage and other options.
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