Recently prescribed Lexapro for severe anxiety and moderate depression. Does it really take 4-6 weeks to work? I feel like I easily feel the effects of things like caffeine, alcohol, etc., so I was wondering if it would take less time for me to feel some effect. I would love for it to work sooner. I haven't taken it yet, as my family and I are going to discuss this weekend the pros and cons.
Tangentially related, but has anyone experienced thyroid issues as the main cause of sudden onset depression and anxiety? I did just move out of state so I do think that was the trigger, but I was also recently tested for thyroid dysfunction when I went to see my GP about the mental health issues. Waiting on results. Would honestly love for this to "just" be a thyroid thing and nothing else!