Hi there. I'm not familiar with that medication specifically but it is indeed very common to have transient or start up side effects when initially starting a psychotropic drug. These side effects are very early when beginning the medication and then go away. The first 6 weeks is when you might see those. Unless it is debilitating, I would continue your medication for 6 to 8 weeks to give it a fair trial to see if it will work for your symptoms of depression. I would take some ibuprofen or aspirin if you tolerate those well for the headache and give this a little time. The other thing with transient side effects is that they start and become less and less as time goes on kind of fading away until they are gone.
Best of luck to you and hope the medication ultimately works well and helps your depression. peace
One other thing to mention are the general life style things that help too such as getting a bit extra sleep when you can, healthy diet, exercising and if you can get a massage focusing on your neck and head, that is a wonderful thing for headaches. If there is a 'place' that hurts-- an ice pack on it for a short time also helps (got hat tip from a physical therapist). good luck
I'm not too sure about waiting 6 weeks with a daily headache and hoping it goes away. Tylenol doesn't help me and I can't take NSAIDs. So frustrating...
Headaches are one of the most common side effects of antidepressants. Sometimes they go away, sometimes they don't.
Seems to have already gotten better. Will see what happens when I go up to 10mg eventually.
Aside from persistent headaches, you could get dizzy or be constantly sleepy. At least that was what happened to me. If they do not cease or get worse or bother you too much, be sure to contact your doctor.
i've been on almost every SSRI out there . you name it : paxil - prozac - zoloft - flouxamine .... and they have almost the same side effects and issues..the side effects should go away after 2weeks but if it presist then you should call your doctor .. most ADs (SSRIs) are likely to cause and IIH headache and they will go away when your body gets used to it ...
Is the headache gone and how much does it take i have the same problem here ??