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22 Jul 2010

Figuring out the right meds
hi doc

im still trying, with my shrink, to figure out the right meds. my next appt is only next month. so i cant talk to her right now.

i still dont feel like this ''mix'' im on is supposed to do what it should. i dont feel severly depressed anymore, but know im not how i should be.

anyway, what i want to know is, can the ''wrong'' meds make you sleep and sleep and sleep?

it is not the same as it was before where i had extreme insomnia and them slept when i could.

now, everyday, i sleep until i cant anymore (which is usually 8hrs+ which means i often still sleep at 1-2pm) and then by +-7pm im so tired again i fall asleep. it is a tiredness i havent had before, it is like i cant push through it, i HAVE to sleep.
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01 Jan 0001

When one is trying out new meds and doses, it may be important for the shrink to see a patient more than once a month, and at LEAST to be available by phone to review the situation as it changes.
Its not an issue of the "wrong" meds - but several otherwise very useful meds can cause drowsiness, especially in the first couple of weeks. Try calling your shrink to ask for advice specifically about the side-effects you seem to be experiencing, as she may well want to adjust the doses or meds within this month - or may want to encourage you to press on right now.
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