What if I continue having good and bad days? You may be having a partial response to the drug. If you have residual symptoms, your depression is more likely to return. Many people feel so much better with medication that they dismiss such symptoms as just having a “little” trouble sleeping or a “slight” energy problem.
Can you still get sad on antidepressants?
While the debate rages on as to whether antidepressants are effective in bringing about remission from MDD, the fact remains that roughly 50% taking antidepressants are still depressed. Some nasty side effects also dog these drugs, which variations of effects between the different antidepressants.
Is it normal to have an off day on antidepressants?
Symptoms may appear within 2 days of stopping antidepressant use and persist for several weeks. In a 2019 review of existing research, the authors noted that it is not uncommon for people to have antidepressant withdrawal symptoms for many weeks or even months.
When should you give up on antidepressants?
You may be tempted to stop taking antidepressants as soon as your symptoms ease, but depression can return if you quit too soon. Clinicians generally recommend staying on the medication for six to nine months before considering going off antidepressants.
Can you build up a tolerance to antidepressants?
“If youve been on an antidepressant for a long time, your body may develop a tolerance,” notes Hullett. As a result, a medication that once worked well at quelling your sadness, anxiety, and other symptom no longer has that power.