First week on sertriline

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Hello, after fighting depression for nearly 2 years and getting to the point were nothing brings me joy I finally went to the doctor and was put on 50mg sertriline.

I've been on it a week now and although the initial first few days of side effects have worn off I can see no change in my mood, will this improve with more time?

All I feel now is sleepy and withdrawn from wanting to do anything.

Please tell me it gets better 😢

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    It takes up to 6 weeks for medication to kick in.

    50mg  of sertraline is a very low dose

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    Hi

    Anti depressants can take around 4 to 5 weeks to work.. if you still don't feel any better go back to your doctor and he will probably up them.. 

    Sertraline does make you tired but this will pass as well..

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    I have never been on that particular med but it usually takes about 4 weeks to feel any benifits from most antidepressants. Life will get better.
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    Yes things will improve. I have been taking Sertraline for years. It takes the edge of depression and keeps me on an even keel. Give it a month and if you still feel it's not enough you may need to be on a higher dose. Good luck with that. Hope you are smiling in a few weeks. xxxx

     

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    Hi

    Yes as previous replies. Your doctor should've advised it would take 4-6 weeks to take full effect. I start d on 50 then 100 then 150 and that was the right balance for me. For me because of the lead in time it wasn't like I woke up on day and thought "I feel great!" I remember noticing that I didn't feel how I used to and I felt much more energised and focussed at work. Stick in there and ask about the low dose you're on. My doc suggested that 50mg was little more than a placebo effect.

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