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Krystal4532

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How long did it take for anxiety meds to help you feel better??? I’m on week 2 and I still feel under the weather but slowly getting there.

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    • layayaya

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      @Krystal4532 no I totally understand this feeling! It’s so frustrating the purgatory of waiting to see if it’s even gonna work. It made my anxiety worse to wake up every morning hoping it would be better and then it wasn’t. I will say though like while these medications do take some time to notice effects you should be noticing some tiny changes, even if it’s just side effects. If not then ask your doctor to try something else

    • layayaya

      749d

      It depends on the medication! Medicines like gabapentin or Buspirone work quickly like within a few days, so you’ll know if your body likes it or not. Medicines like lexapro, citalopram, escitalopram take longer like 6-8 weeks for some people to even really notice a change.

      • Krystal4532

        749d

        @layayaya I’m on the generic lexapro and citalopram and I’m wondering when am I going to feel better. I wake up everyday feeling like is this going to get better like I feel something wrong it’s hard to explain.

        • layayaya

          749d

          @Krystal4532 no I totally understand this feeling! It’s so frustrating the purgatory of waiting to see if it’s even gonna work. It made my anxiety worse to wake up every morning hoping it would be better and then it wasn’t. I will say though like while these medications do take some time to notice effects you should be noticing some tiny changes, even if it’s just side effects. If not then ask your doctor to try something else

        • livvie361

          749d

          @Krystal4532 it can take a while to feel effects. I'd say if you still feel nothing soon, talk to your doctor about other medicine or maybe increasing your dose

    • K_meyer

      750d

      I feel like it depends on the person, the medication, and if it's actually the right dose. Like I know what medication works for me and what ones did nothing so I specifically asked for that one when I went back on them (stopped taking them to have another baby) I was/am on Citalopram (celexa), and that's the one that works well for me. The first time I went on it I felt like I was noticing a difference after about 2 weeks. Not major changes but definitely felt Luke it was starting to work. And others said they could see change too. And after about 6-8 weeks felt like it was full effective for me. I did have them up my dose a couple times. Last time I was on it I was at 40mg. This time I'm at 30mg right now and they added buproprion twice a day (to counter act a side effect of citalopram I get) and that combo seems to be the most helpful I have found for me. Just takes time to adjust and get dosing right for you and make sure that's the right med. Some work vetter for some people than others. A friend of mine citalopram doesn't help her at all. It's different for everyone. One thing I have found helpful is going for short walks every day or every couple days. Even if u have to force urself the first while. It helps so much.

    • Sunshine_Sue

      750d

      They say 6-8 weeks and your body should have the appropriate level of a medication in your system to know if it’s going to work for you. I pray you’ll get good results!!

    • Crescent_Moon

      750d

      Well, I was prescribed Buspirone to treat my anxiety, not Gabapentin, but Buspar was pretty fast acting for me, personally.

    • zoo

      750d

      I'd ask for gabapentin it really works 3 times a day helps

    • livvie361

      750d

      Antidepressants usually take 3 months to fully work. Chances are you were put on an antidepressant because they often work the best. If not, definitely talk to your doctor.

    • Mosey

      750d

      It really just depends on the specific medication, could be a few weeks or a couple months.

    • SpookyMello

      750d

      My doctor told me it takes about two weeks of being on medication for it to fully take effect. I was prescribed an antidepressant that is also used to treat anxiety, and it first started helping me after the first two weeks.

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