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Hello ! Thank you for your question, I’m Dr. Vikas (M.D Psychiatry) and I’ll try to help you today.
OK Thank you
Recommended dose of Temazepam is 15 mg per day. We usually prescribe the lowest possible effective dose so if you can discuss with your doctor about trying 7. 5 mg at night. Since it is slowly absorbed in the body so taking the dose 1-2 hours before bedtime can be useful.
Do you think that you are still depressed?
OK Will this stop my periods of depression following the larger dose and help stabilize my personality. The Temazepam seems to "open" up my mind and it doesn't resume its natural state until I take my other psch meds in the morning
In my view, this should help.
Yes I am still depressed half way through the day after taking the 15 mg dosage them my antidepression meds kick in and I am much less depressed but I have wasted half the day crying
Thank you for your recommendation
Well, do you feel tired during the day time or depressed?
these are two different symptoms.
Temazepam will not make you depressed in morning.
Very tired and depressed I am also on 1&1/2 Lorazepams 3 times a day and 10 mg of Saphris 2 x a day
the dose of Lorazepam is?
1&1/2 mg 3 X a day
Oh, so all the medicines you are taking currently can cause sedation.
are you under treatment of a psychiatrist
Yes very much so and it has caused me to get very little done during the day resulting in me crying and getting depressed
Yes I am
OK, in my view, you should discuss with your doctor about reducing the dose of Temazepam as well as Lorazepam.
I have an apt with her next Thur because I have felt such major mood swings and wanted to get some recommendations to review with her
The combined sedation caused by these medicines can cause fatigue, sleepiness, tiredness etc.
OK I will talk to her about both Thank you for your advice
I am quite satisfied with your answers