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Dr. Vikas, Psychiatrist
Category: Mental Health
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Experience:  MBBS ; M.D Psychiatry, MS. Health Informatics
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Can you recom. any other ways to take my medications so I

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Can you recom. any other ways to take my medications so I won't be so tired during the day I don't know if its from the psychiatiric meds I take in the morning or what in the morning I take 1 75mg. Effexor, 2 0.125 Synthroid, 1 10mg. Enalapril Maleate, 1 300mg. Lithium and 1 MultiVitamin/Mineral at bedtime I take 2 300mg. Lithium, 1 25mg. Hydroxyzine Pamoate, 1 10mg. Enalapril Maleate, 2 60mg. Geodon, 1 80mg. Zocor and 1 75mg. Effexor or can you recomend if I should talk to my psychiatrist or primary care doctor
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Vikas replied 8 years ago.
lt;p> Hi,</p><p> </p><p>Lithium is known to cause sedation .With Geodone also some patients experience a lot of sedation. One of the possible reason of your feeling like this may also be because of carry over sedation next day.</p><p> </p><p>If it is the case, simple dosing rescheduling and adjustment may solve the problem, for example if you are able to tolerate, all doses of Lithium may be taken in night (should consult your doctor prior to doing this!).</p><p> </p><p>You should consult your doctor about the possible sedative effects of these drugs and hopefully your problem may be solved.</p><p> </p><p>If you have any other query, please tell me.</p><p> </p><p>Regards</p>