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A 57-year-old male asked:

I am on 10mg diazepam,15mg of lexapro (escitalopram) and 15 mg remeron.would it be ok if i reduced lexapro (escitalopram) to 10mg as i feel tired and groggy all day.thanks?

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Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
May not be Lexapro (escitalopram): The combination is definitely strong given your age & it's possible that the Remeron (mirtazapine) is pushing you into sedation.I would recommend you talk w/your MD about the side effects you are having on this regimen & their recommendations regarding taking you off this combination.We don't like altering patients psychiatric meds via Internet.Ideally you should be followed by a Board certified Psychiatrist.
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Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 43 years experience
MEDICATION: Best to discuss medication with your Psychiatrist. If uncomfortable with your Dr. consult another for a second opinion. Have a physical exam by a Dr. to determine if you have a physical illness. Consult with a Clinical Psychologist for psychotherapy with ZOOM sessions. Fears and anxiety could be heightened due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Stay safe & hopeful to elevate your immune system.
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Last updated Dec 22, 2020


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