I have been suffering from a mild depression for a while now. I am in a turbulent stage of my life, and just got separated with a divorce due to follow soon. I am in therapy but feel it still isn't enough. For the sake of my kids, who have been through so much as well, I really need to get my act together and therefore I think antidepressants medication might be good at this point. I often hear that antidepressants medication has bad side effects, and that is part of the reason I have not asked for them so far. What kind of side effects are normal with this type of medication? If you have been on antidepressants medication, how did you feel after starting it?