From above description it appears that you are having both anxiety
and depressive symptoms along with substance use problem. The problem you are having requires higher doses then usual depression
. Substance use ( alcohol and cigarette) either hampering the effect of medication or actually worsening your symptoms. It may be advised that you stop alcohol and cigarette, meet your psychiatrist
and discuss about response with medication/ optimizing medication. Continue reading those books, doing yoga
, self positive talk and continue medication. Common side effect with these medicine includes nausea
, heaviness of head, sleepiness, abdominal discomfort, weight gain etc but most of them seen for few week of starting medication.
Insa-allah you will be alright soon.