ad make you worse before you get better?

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   Posted 11/12/2008 12:11 AM (GMT -6)   
A friend told me that antidepressants can make you feel worse before you get better...that true?  My husband has only been on Lexipro for five days.  He was diagnosed with dystemia and anxiety disorder.  We've been separated and he's been living in a hotel since July.  We have two beautiful girls.  This seems like a nightmare to me because he's just not the same person.  When will I know if the Lexipro is working or not?  Does it take around a month? 

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   Posted 11/12/2008 8:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Heej Kew!

This is what I found on, a medical database which I have access too: Closely monitor patients for clinical worsening, suicidality, or unusual changes in behavior, particularly during the initial 1-2 months of therapy or during periods of dosage adjustments (increases or decreases);

I know this isn't a real answer to your question, but I think the first month when the meds kick in there can and will be changes in someone's physiology. Things will change inside his body and brain, so it is possible that the first month can be the worst. I am not sure however, maybe someone else here can provide you with an answer.

Take care Kew!

A small update, the website states it may take up to 3 weeks to kick in, though visible result can vary from 1 to 12 weeks after start of the treatment.
Acceptance is the key

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Post Edited (enWayen) : 11/12/2008 6:14:47 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 11/12/2008 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kew,

It can take weeks before you start getting the full benefits of your ad. But if you are feeling really bad, you should contact your doctor, this might not be the right ad for you. So please contact your doctor and let him/her know what is going on.

Hugs, Karen
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies

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