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ponce28
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   Posted 3/12/2007 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
today I have had a ok day. but later on this after noon I have had alot of saddness. sometimes I wonder If the medicine is going to work and I need some encourgement. I know that I have only been taking the Wellbrutrin only a week. A taking the pexeva for about 4 weeks. Do they really help over time? I need some one to exsplain to me why it takes so long for medicine to work. It makes no since to me please help.  
 


debaser
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   Posted 3/12/2007 6:09 PM (GMT -6)   
The way I understand it, it takes a while for some of the SSRI's to build up in your bloodstream. A long time ago, for depression, I tried a few SSRI's and none of them really did much for me. However, my mom and my grandmother have had a lot of success with them (I guess it really does run in the family).

Geebs
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   Posted 3/12/2007 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
It takes 4-6 weeks to see what any antidepressant is going to do for you. During this time, you should be seeing your doctor every three weeks for a dose adjustment if there is minimal improvement.

If the dose has been raised and you still aren't better after 6 weeks, it's time to switch to something else. Therapy can really be helpful during this time to learn coping skills like CBT.

Hang in there and let us know how you do!

KodakPuppy
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   Posted 3/12/2007 6:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
I agree with all that has been said on this subject. Pills worked for me for a while but then things started not working for me. They did get me through a very bad time in 2001. Also a councilor does help. A good one can give you tools to help you cope. One has to be totally honest with a councilllor, however so I found out. Please hang in there and keep us posted.

greydays
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   Posted 3/12/2007 9:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been on a ssri for about 2 weeks now, and have seen some results. I have heard it does take several weeks, as others have said. I have started therpy and hoping that it will help. Do you have any support groups in your area?
*The Anxiety of staying stagnant and feeling out of control is much worse than the anxiety of changing and challenging yourself*


Aussieangel
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   Posted 3/12/2007 10:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi ponce28, if the drug's new to you it could even be a side effect while you get used to it. It unfortuently does take a couple of weeks for the meds to work. I'm increasing mine right now and am going through a similar thing with the dosage change.

Depression is harder too, at least if you were really anxious you could take a valium to help through it. I find valium doesn't work if you're feeling down though.

greyhound
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   Posted 3/13/2007 11:18 AM (GMT -6)   
My meds took quite a while to kick in, but now they are wonderful.

Welcome to Healing Well. There are friends here.

You will be in my prayers. (hugs)
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   Posted 3/13/2007 12:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome
THey do take time to get into blood as all have posted sometimes it is a wee bit faster but not usually depends on person I think
You are doing good as you said
DONT let that feelings of sadness and worthlessness take you over change gears do something else for you walk read hot candle lit tub anything do not dwell on things
Hoping you start to see diff real soon and yes you should see the doc every couple of weeks as was posted
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ponce28
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   Posted 3/13/2007 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   

 I want to thank everyone for their support. I have had a bad childhood and do not have any friends. I married and moved out of state. I have a boy and a girl. and they are my life. this web site has help me so much. I have had a ok day today. let me ask a question does anyone with this problem even though you are having a good day the thoughts of having a attack are always there. Does the meds help with that or not. please help.

 

lisa

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kiwimitts
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   Posted 3/13/2007 3:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Lisa,
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,
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greyhound
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   Posted 3/13/2007 4:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes! Thoughts of having anxiety, panic and other things can ruin the good things for me if I let them. I take Ativan for anxiety and it really helps (as well as generic Serzone for depression.)

You have friends here. Please know that we are here with you and for you.

A nice lady in this forum was sending the CBT course by email and it is very helpful.

God bless.
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wannabbetter
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   Posted 3/13/2007 5:29 PM (GMT -6)   
hi ponce28, i hope you are feeling better and that there is no sadness in your heart. I know exactly how you are feeling. It does take medicine to work itself in. Was the wellbutrin prescribed for depression or anxiety of for both. In my experience the wellbutrin made me worse. I was diagnosed with anxiety, panic and depression. I did not like how the wellbutrin made me feel, it made everyworse, depression was real bad. couldnt stop crying when on wellbutrin. you need to be careful. if you still dont feel anybetter call your doctor, they can swith the medicine for you. well i will keep you all in my prayers. God bless

ponce28
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   Posted 3/13/2007 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
HI ITS PONCE28 AGAIN,
 
 
i HAVE HEARD SO MUCH about WELLBRUTRIN.  I'M AM BEGING TO WONDER IF IT IS GOING TO HELP ME. HAS ANYONE TOOK IT AND IT DID THEM ANY GOOD OR AM I GOING DOWN A DEAD END ROAD. I'M TAKING 300MG A DAY I WANT FOR IT TO WORK. BUT IT IS HARD TO STAY FOCUSED WHEN I HEAR FROM PEOPLE THAT IT MADE THEM WORSE. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF IT HAS HELPED ANYONE.
 
LISA
 


debaser
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   Posted 3/13/2007 6:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Like I told you in another thread I had a friend who got a lot better on Wellbutrin. I noticed a difference in her after a couple weeks, and after three she was bragging about the stuff. Months later she's still doing well.

greyhound
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   Posted 3/14/2007 6:35 AM (GMT -6)   
If you don't think it's working, there are many others that the doctor can try you on. In fact, before I found my match, I went through many other meds. Thank goodness my doctor was patient with me.

There is help out there and you will feel sooooo much better. I promise.

God bless you!
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