How long before it kicks in

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Hi everyone,

I started venlafaxine on sun 37.5mg twice a day, how long will it take to work as im feeling pretty desperate. Im was on sertraline before x

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    Unfortunately all anti depressants take up to six weeks to kick in, but sometimes less.  Depends on the person. 

    I was on Sertraline and then Venlafaxine and both took about 8 weeks to kick in.

    Hope you feel better soon

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    I agree with Anne that antidepressants take a few weeks to work, but you might notice an occasional improvement before then. In the meantime, you can be kind to yourself, try to relax. I found it useful to distract myself with easy crosswords, and gentle walks to take my mind off how anxious and awful i felt. Try to find whatever works for you.
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    Its the anxiety i cant cope with and its getting worse. I feel quite shaky too but u think thats the sertraline thats prob still in my system.
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      If it's too bad, you could ask the doc for a few tranquillisers as a temporary measure, but I know my doc wouldn't give me many. I do know how you feel, believe me, I've been there but come through the other side. Try and hang on in there, and trust that it will get better.
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    Doc prescribed me with 2mg of diazapam to take for my anxiety i took my first one yesterday and another this morning but not noticed any progress, help!
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