SSRIs ? help needed

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I'm not on 5weeks and still very anxious iv improved I suppose from the wreck I was but is there still time for it to kick in? Iv heard it takes 4-6weeks and some say 6-12weeks? Its a battle of up and down at the moment but anxious nearly all day sad

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    Hi Rachel smile I'm on week ten, and have had a very up and down journey so far!! It has improved some things, and I'm definitely not as bad as I was before starting meds.. But as doctor warned it is no quick fix!! My advice would be to stick with it, and concentrate on the positive effects the medication has! X
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      I still sit in total fear of nothing (its post natal ) I can now carry on getting ready but it takes ages where as before I'd get back in bed and cry all day. But its so so hard and I feel dizzy and dull. What r u taking ? I'm on sertraline as it did work 5years ago after my sons birth. Thank u for replying xx
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      Can u tell me how u were feeling on week 5? I feel jittery inside and bit like my mind is loosing control then a rush of panic. Dr said to increase but I'm worried as iv had a bad reaction to a increase before so I keep hoping for the magic 6th week. At moment I'm up and down by the hours sad glad your feeling better
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      I was very jittery and had racing thought up until week 6! Then week 6-10 I felt good smile then this week I've slipped back again, so it is up and down! But from my experience those really bad side effects ease off around week 6! I hope you manage to stick with it smile x
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      Thank you hun I hope so. I won't give up as iv been through too much to not try the full 12weeks but i feel spaced out and dizzy which I bet is still anxiety not the meds but they make me feel shakey and confused. All the best to u x
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    Rachel, SSRIs usually take several weeks to work. Give it time, eventually what you are on will kick in and help you. 
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