That's a really common side effect in the beginning. They give you more energy, but if you're still depressed that energy goes into being more depressed. A few times, I had to be in the hospital for a few days while waiting for them to kick in. Give it a few weeks (if you can) and be sure you're working with a counselor in that time who can monitor you. If you're not seeing results, you may think about trying something new.
I experienced this, antidepressants don't just limit depression, they limit the other end of the scale as well so you don't feel as low but you also don't quite get as high. But for me I just didn't like the feeling that my emotions were being artificially controlled.
in some conditions, like bipolar, antidepressants are not a good solution. they might ignite the hyper effect or increase mania. every condition has a different treatment so you should communicate clearly with your doctor, telling them precisely how you feel.
Sometimes you need to try a few different dosages and medications to find the one that is right for you! Antidepressants are really tough and you need to figure out exactly what will benefit you the most. It's very important to keep a careful eye on how you're feeling and make sure you tell your doctor everything so you can make sure you start feeling better!
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December 29th, 2015 10:39pm
I'm not sure this has ever happened to me, but medically speaking, it takes a while for them to kick in, for your brain to get used to them, for the chemicals to come to an equilibrium.
One of the effects of antidepressants is that they might make you feel worse before better. However if this persists for more than a month, and it's not getting any better then you should talk to a doctor.
It takes time for the chemicals to start affecting your brain. It's not like you take the pill and depression is away. Also, it's possible that the doctor hasn't determined yet what medicine fits you best, so you're suffering side effects of the one you're taking now. At any rate, you need to tell your psychiatrist that the current medication makes you feel worse.
First thing to know is that not all antidepressants are the same. It may be that you need a different medication or a different dose. It could just be a matter of side effects. If you feel that your antidepressants are making you feel worse it is absolutely important that you talk to your prescribing physician to find what will best work for you.