how long can it take?

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Been on sertraline  for 21 days no difference yet is this normal i'm getting worried! can anybody help please i'm on 100mg.

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    Hi anna it takes 6-8 weeks to feel the effects! Am on day 15 and they making me feel rough but ppl say u gotta fight through it. Are you having any side effects from them? I get more anxious and jittery and feel sick in the mornings 
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      Hi Kevin in the mornings i feel very sick also lost my appetite! and feel very flat but seems to pick up around lunch time! let me know how you go on also when i get up at 4.30 due to these meds i can't even think straight.
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    Hi anne  yes this is completely normal  can take up to 8 weeks (as in my case) before you start feeling full benefits    its a gradual process both going on these meds and coming off    good luck  and take one day at a time
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    Also meant to say  what time do you take yours   I take mine just befor bedtime  I do feel a little jittery when I get up  but make myself have a cup of tea and some toast and i do feel better afterwards. It does affect appetite  I have lost weight  about 11lbs in all since I started (4months ago) and appetite still not back to where it was before but i suppose i ate a lot of crap  befor  now though i am careful what i eat because i do not want to upset my tummy or feel sick so this is probably more the reason i have lost weight
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    Be patient, 21 days is nothing in the big picture. My doc was still adjusting med dosages 3 months into my process. I believe I started feeling the difference after a couple months. Everyone is different, I envy those who say they see the difference after a couple days (hard to believe). So be patient, wait and see.


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      Hi David this is my 3rd month i was on fluoxatine for nine weeks first! without any change, and now 3 weeks in sertraline it just makes me really anxious incase i don't recover that is what concerns me when people say they are getting there after ten days! Anne.

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