... worse, but I've only been on for like a week. I spoke to my doctor and she told me not to give up on it and that it took time. Anyone else experience this? It may just be me overthinking everything
Your doctor is right. It takes time for the med to start working. It will make your anxiety go up a tad just until it starts to kick in. I know this sounds crazy but most of these antidepressants make the symptoms worst before better. It can take as little as 2 weeks and as long as 6-8 weeks to feel better. You are not over thinking, you are being proactive in your own recovery and asking questions. It is comforting to know someone else has walked the path you are on now. You are not alone. Feel free to post here if it helps. This a good community with wisdom and experience to share with others. :)
Hi Britt! Unfortunately, some of us have to go through some unpleasant side effects in the beginning of our treatment. But, in the past,when I went on meds and then off, without waiting a therapeutic amount of time, I regretted it. If you can get thru the first 4 weeks, at least, try to, since it usually takes that long to get a steady amount of it into your blood stream to start feeling better.
I've been thru this many times, and regretted the times I didn't give the meds a fair amount of time to be effective for me.
I spent a lot of time and money on "natural" remedies because I was trying so hard to feel better, and they only helped for a short time. With that said, I'm still here, a member of these support groups, still dealing off and on, with anxiety and depression. So, I think it's worth your while to give the celexa some more time, It has helped so many people. You might be pleasantly surprised in another couple more weeks or a month.
So try to give yourself enough time, with the help of your doctor, to work on your problem. "G"
"Overthinking everything"? That is so much a part of the anxiety problem! Most of us go through this... Good days and bad days. In the beginning of treatment, it can be so scary. Just keep coming in here and talk to us folks. We all are aware of what you are going through. Your doctor told you not to give up and that it takes time. She has seen this with so many of her other patients, so that is good advice to you on her part. I'm so glad to hear you are having a good day. Yay! One day at a time... right? You're gonna be fine! "G"
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