Antidepressants are one of the most effective treatments for depression. They can help balance brain chemicals and restore your mood, but they take time to work. Antidepressants do not always work right away, but they can help make a difference if they’re prescribed correctly. If you have been taking an antidepressant for several weeks without feeling better or worse than before you started it, then it may not be working for you.
You’re still depressed.
If you’ve been on medication for a while and it’s still not working, it’s time to talk to your doctor about switching antidepressants. There are many different types of antidepressants that can help people with depression.
If you’ve taken an antidepressant for several months and still feel depressed, don’t give up hope! Antidepressants can take some time to work properly–it may take several weeks or months for the full effects of your new medicine to kick in. But if after six months or so of taking a particular drug, there is no improvement in your mood or energy levels (or any other symptoms), then it might be time to try something else.
You don’t feel like yourself.
If you feel like you are living in a fog, or if your mind feels hazy, this could be a sign that the medication isn’t working. You may also notice that you don’t feel like yourself and are not functioning at your normal level. If this is the case, it’s time to talk with your doctor about changing medications or adjusting dosages.
You don’t have any energy.
If you’re feeling tired and lethargic, it may be because of the medication. The side effects of antidepressants can include dizziness, weakness and fatigue.
However, these symptoms can also be caused by depression itself–the illness that prompted you to begin taking an antidepressant in the first place. Depression often causes fatigue as well as feelings of sadness or hopelessness; these symptoms can make it hard to get out of bed in the morning and have energy for anything else during the day.
You might not be sleeping well either: Your body needs adequate sleep so that it has enough time to recover from daily activities and recharge its batteries; if this isn’t happening on its own (or at least not enough), then it could be contributing to your lack of energy levels as well.
If neither one of these possibilities seems likely based on what I’ve described above but instead something else seems more likely such as lack exercise or eating habits affecting how much food we consume per day then go ahead give those things some thought too!
Your anxiety increases as you try to cope with depression symptoms.
If you’re on an antidepressant, it’s not uncommon for anxiety to increase as you try to cope with depressive symptoms. This can be a sign that the medication isn’t working and that you need a different one.
It can also mean that your depression is becoming chronic, which means that the disease has been allowed to progress without treatment. If this happens, then it may be time for you to talk with your doctor about switching medications or adjusting dosages if they’re not working properly
Your doctor has moved you from one antidepressant to another, but nothing has worked.
If you’ve been on the same antidepressant for three months and haven’t seen any improvement, it’s time to talk to your doctor about other options. There are many different types of antidepressants that can be prescribed for depression, so if one isn’t working for you, another might be more effective. In addition to medication, there are also several other types of treatment that can help manage symptoms such as therapy and mind-body exercises like yoga or meditation.
You feel worse after stopping the antidepressant than before you started it.
If you feel worse after stopping the antidepressant than before you started it, there could be a few reasons for this.
First of all, it’s important to note that antidepressants can take time to work–they may not work right away. And even when they do start working, some people experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop taking their medication (which is why many doctors recommend tapering down instead of stopping cold turkey). If these symptoms persist after tapering off your antidepressant, talk with your doctor about adjusting your dosage or trying another drug altogether.
Finally: don’t ever stop taking an antidepressant without talking with your doctor first!
You experience side effects that were not mentioned by your doctor or pharmacist, or are more severe than anticipated.
Another sign that your antidepressant isn’t working is if you experience side effects that were not mentioned by your doctor or pharmacist, or are more severe than anticipated. Side effects are common with antidepressants and can be mild or severe. They may include:
- Nausea (feeling sick)
- Dry mouth (trouble swallowing)
The side effects are making you sicker and sicker, so some days you can’t even get out of bed.
If the side effects are making you sicker and sicker, so some days you can’t even get out of bed, it’s time to talk to your doctor about switching medications. If the side effects aren’t improving or getting worse after a few weeks, it’s also possible that this medication isn’t right for you and another antidepressant may be more effective in treating your depression.
You’ve been on medication for longer than usual without any noticeable improvement.
It can take up to three weeks for antidepressants to kick in, so if you’ve been on medication for longer than usual and haven’t noticed any improvement, it’s time to talk to your doctor.
If there are no obvious reasons why your depression isn’t improving (e.g., if you weren’t really depressed in the first place), it might be time to try something else or increase your dosage.
Your relationship with your spouse, spouse or partner is deteriorating because they’re frustrated with your lack of progress in recovery.
If you’re struggling with depression, it’s likely that your relationship with your spouse or partner is suffering. Your spouse or partner may be frustrated by the lack of progress in recovery and could even be getting fed up with the situation. If this is happening to you, it’s important to talk about it as soon as possible so that both parties can have an open discussion about how they feel and what needs to happen next.
Antidepressants don’t always work right away, but they can help make a difference if they’re prescribed correctly
Antidepressants can take weeks to work.
It’s important to remember that antidepressants are not magic pills you take one time and instantly feel better. It can take weeks or even months before they start helping, and sometimes they don’t work at all. If you’re taking medications for an illness like depression or anxiety, it’s best not to expect immediate results–but if your doctor has prescribed these medications and they’ve been working well for you in the past, then it’s worth sticking with them until things get better (or worse).
Antidepressants may require multiple trials before finding one that works right for you.
If your first antidepressant doesn’t do anything for your symptoms after several weeks of use, talk with your doctor about switching over to another type of medication altogether–it could be that there isn’t one specific antidepressant out there that works perfectly for everyone who takes them! The good news is there are many options available today; keep searching until something clicks!
It can be frustrating to take antidepressants that don’t seem to be working, but it’s important not to give up. The best thing you can do is talk with your doctor about how your medication is going and what else might help. If you’re feeling depressed or anxious and have tried antidepressants before without success, ask if another type of treatment might work better for you–such as counseling or therapy.