How long until results from meds?

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   Posted 7/27/2012 2:30 PM (GMT -6)   
My husband is mildly depressed I believe.  He opened up to our family Dr and he prescribed Viibryd.  My husband took them religiously for about 2 weeks.  Then he forgot them here and there until he completley stopped after around a month.  He said that he didn't see a difference.  I figure he's not going to if he doesn't take them properly.  How long should it take for him to notice a change if he's taking them properly?

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   Posted 7/27/2012 2:55 PM (GMT -6)   
In a month's time, he should of noticed something, though it does take six to eight weeks to reach full potential. Maybe the viibryd wasn't right for him. There are so many other meds he can try. Have him go back to the prescribing doctor and see about trying something different. Usually with in the first few times, the doctor can tell which way to go. There are some of us who have tried many meds before finding what is right. So don't give up hope. I hope that your husband feels better soon.

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   Posted 7/27/2012 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Don't give up on the first med Mrs. R. Get your hubby back to the doctor and try another med. this time try to get him to take it as presribed for the whole time. missing a day here and there CAN make a difference in the effectivness of antidepressances,

Don't give up, chances are the depression will only get worse.

Let us know how things go.
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   Posted 7/28/2012 4:24 AM (GMT -6)   
agree with karen and bnotafraid,

sending healing compassion,



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