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I have been suffering depression, see doctor, have

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I have been suffering depression, see doctor, have medication, but often just feel like shutting my eyes, seem tired
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Have type II D, but eat ok, and medication has condition under control, good blood pressure, overweight a bit
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I was chatting, or about to, online, but paid via paypal and seemed to lose the connecton
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 2 years ago.
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Which medicines for depression have been tried?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
escitalopram, for the past 12 months, 20mg? I think, previously zoloft (200mg) and citalopram.My doctor seems to feel the depression is under control.Also zanax and alepam currently, but don't take often.
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 2 years ago.
Feeling excessively tired is a common symptom of depression. In that situation, trying a different antidepressant would be appropriate. With what has been tried, it would be a good option to consider an SNRI, such as venlafaxine, or bupropion, which works by a unique mechanism.
However, if it is thought that the depression is well controlled, excessive daytime sleepiness is most often seen because of conditions that cause ineffective sleep. The most common condition is sleep apnea, but there are some other conditions. With sleep apnea, the person seems to be asleep for a good duration, but they do not enter deep, restorative, levels of sleep, so still are drowsy during the day. The usual evaluation is a sleep study, also called a polysomnogram.
If I can provide any clarification, please let me know.