Our expert says:
Generally, though you're allowed to start feeling better earlier, all antidepressants need at least 2 weeks to start showing their full benefits ( and if they then don't, a re-assessment and perhaps the trial of a different drug would be called for ).
Alcohol use is not encouraged. On its own, alcohol is a DEPRESSANT and worsens depression, and it usually interferes with the action of antidepressants and other meds.
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