Different antidepressants have different effects on different people. I was on Zoloft and later Lexapro with slight improvement and no side effects. I don't recall how long it took for any changes to occur.
Then an actual psychiatrists ("drug shrink", MD) put me on Wellbutrin -- that was the one that really worked and only then did I realize that the others hadn't really done much at all - the Wellbutrin improved my mood dramatically in only 2-3 days.
So sometimes it's helpful to visit an actual "med shrink" and they take lots of history as to how you react to different meds and can locate the one that'll work best for you more quickly.
Hope you feel better soonest,
Lynnwood, Co-Moderator: Lupus Forum
SLE(’00), Sjogren's Syndrome, Raynaud's Syndrome, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Depression, Herpes Simplex 1
15 5mg), Piroxicam, Xanax, Trazodone, Boniva, Wellbutrin, Valtrex, Vicodin, Prilosec
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