Our expert says:
Generally, antidepressants are starting to work at once, in terms of starting to produce the effects expected, but they sually don't chemically produce a noticeable mood improvement in the first week. But mood improvement isn;t a straight uphill slope, but can be better some days than others, and can be an irregular progress, with the trend being in the right direction
I'm not sure about the sore throat sensation, so check with your p-doc. Sometimes if a drug produces a dry mouth / throat from lessened saliva, it can feel unpleasant, and there are a range of possible causes worth checking directly.
Try taking some multivitamins in the meantime, till you can discuss it with him.
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