When I started to take it I felt good the first then the second week I felt horrible really down is that supposed to be like that.i have depression
When some people first begin an antidepressant they may have feelings of euphoria very early on, but it takes close to 1-3 months for the medication to reach full effect (usually by 4 weeks there's noticeable improvement to some degree).
It's definitely worth staying on longer to see if it starts helping, unless you're having suicidal level depression and then you should definitely let your doctor know asap. Unfortunately, it's also a potential side effect, but is most common in young patients.
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