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How long do Anti Depressants(sp?) take

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
to get into the bloodstream? I was diagnosed with depression, along with OCD & anxiety

I haven't really noticed how "un-normal" I felt :( till now

Anyways my question remains in the topic title

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    From everything I've heard, in short it takes about a week or so for them to be in full effect. But pills alone will probably not make you feel the way you want.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hey for me, i never felt a difference until mine were upped, and that was after about 3 months.

    As my_name said tho. The medication alone may not be enough. They can help the symptoms, but not deal with why the symptoms have occurred.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    2 weeks to take effect, on the right dosage
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Anywhere up to a month, depending on the drug and if the correct drug and dosage are prescribed
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    BarradellBarradell Deactivated Posts: 10 Settling in
    Hi there

    Just wanted to drop a couple of links in the provide a bit more information on anti-depressants, how long they take to work etc. This one is a good general introduction and this one provides a number of common questions and answers on anti-depressants.

    Hope this helps and take care :)
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