From what I understand, it can take 2-6 weeks for antidepressants to work because they have to cross the blood-brain barrier and that takes time. I have been on Prozac for 5 years and I'll never forget the day it "kicked in". I felt like I went from the darkest place on earth to a sunny place. It took just over 2 weeks for me to feel the effects of the meds. I also take Xanax for anxiety and that helps some too. When I'm in the middle of feeling anxiety or hopelessness, I continually remind myself that it will pass and things WILL get better. They will for you too, you just need to hang in there. Call someone you can talk to......a friend or relative or co-worker. There are also agencies that help people who need someone to talk to. If you're in a desperate situation you can call the emergency room and they will hook you up with the psychiatrist on call. Don't be afraid to ask for help. Take it one day at a time and you'll be okay.
Wishing you the best,
diagnosis - lupus affecting brain, kidney, lungs and liver; drug-induced diabetes; anxiety disorder; depression
meds - myfortic, prednisone, lasix, prozac, xanax, insulin, prilosec, triphasil, plaquenil, tramadol