Our expert says:
I'm wondering about the time-line here. Some drugs like the benzos and sleep meds are designed to have a noticeable impact in minutes. Some, like antidepressants, can't do that - they show their full benefits over a couple of weeks or a bit more - you may feel somewhat better before then, but they mend things that take longer to do and wont show their full impact within less time.
Sounds like you've got your prescription from a GP, and a psychiatrist might have made an even better choice of meds. Some people respond to some ADs by feeling more jittery, at least at first, and they may be better suited by a different AD. I believe any doc prescribing ANYTHING should be prepared to receive and respond to messages from patients puzzled or worried by any drug response they are experiencing.
Yes indeed there are many alternatives you could try.
If this feels like an emergency, go to a casualty, of a private or state hospital and ask to see a psychiatrist for an urgent assessment and advice.
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