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Does it normally take a few weeks for antidepressants to start helping with pain?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Reynolds
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Work with your doctor to find the right dose.

In brief: Yes

Work with your doctor to find the right dose.
Dr. Paul Reynolds
Dr. Paul Reynolds
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Dr. Gregg Diamond
Pain Management

In brief: Yes

Typically the antidepressant medications work by blocking a process of metabolism in the brain that results in increased neuro-chemical transmitters in the brain.
It can take weeks to a month or more before this results in the desired effects of anti depression activity.

In brief: Yes

Typically the antidepressant medications work by blocking a process of metabolism in the brain that results in increased neuro-chemical transmitters in the brain.
It can take weeks to a month or more before this results in the desired effects of anti depression activity.
Dr. Gregg Diamond
Dr. Gregg Diamond
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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
A proper diagnosis of pain is essential as it is not usually part of depression and may be caused by other reasons.
Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
Pain Management

In brief: Yes

Generally antidepressants take a few weeks to reach therapeutic levels.

In brief: Yes

Generally antidepressants take a few weeks to reach therapeutic levels.
Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
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