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Do AD's work immediatly

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Scottie04 Mon 09-Nov-09 13:35:20

Hi
I started taking sertraline on Friday and I feel so much better already. I was under the impression it took a few weeks for anti depressants to work. Has anyone else felt better almost as soon as they started taking them.
Thanks

madmissy Mon 09-Nov-09 13:36:46

not normally tbh mine always took at least a week to settle but just the fact that i was getting help made me feel so much more relieved etc

sootysox Mon 09-Nov-09 15:49:34

Could be the 'placebo effect', they are not actually 'working' yet, but you feel better because the act of taking a pill has psychologically given you a lift in mood.

madmissy Mon 09-Nov-09 15:54:18

yep thast what i think.. have you been warned that you may feel a little groggy for a few days when they kick in?

Elk Mon 09-Nov-09 16:00:10

When I started on ad's I felt a bit weird within 3 hours and more relaxed within a few days. My HV said this can happen but gp's tell you it takes longer as for most people it does and they don't want loads of people coming straight back saying the pills aren't working. I actually started feeling normal after 2-3 weeks.

BonjourIvresse Mon 09-Nov-09 16:00:44

My doctor says that they work within a few days for anxiety, but take 2 weeks for the depression.

Scottie04 Tue 10-Nov-09 14:13:37

Thanks. I wondered if it was a placebo effect as I felt so much better after starting meds. Hope I keep feeling like this, so much better than I have felt recently.

bettykitten75 Thu 12-Nov-09 21:53:48

I felt better after 10/14 days...on Prozac.

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