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A 26-year-old male asked:

What medications for depression /anxiety don't make you drowsy. i have tried a lot but the make me feel sick and tired. its been hard finding one that i can follow through.?

3 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Passer
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Several: It would be great to know what meds you take in order to better understand the situation. First of all, you should be talking with the doctor who prescribed your medication about your concern. Secondly, depression & anxiety are very different things. I treat major depression first, then the anxiety. Finally, wellbutrin is a non-sedating antidepressant and Buspar (buspirone) is minimally sedating for anxiety.
Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry 35 years experience
WELLBUTRIN (bupropion): You state that you have tried many medications but I am unsure if you have tried wellbutrin (bupropion) as this anti depressant tends to be less sedatinbg. Need to also make sure that the diagnosis is correct. Is there a sleeping issue like sleep apnea or something that may make you fatigued? Try a good sleep regimen as well as exercise and healthy eating.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Alternatives: Wellbutrin, viibryd, (vilazodone hydrochloride) lexapro, buspar, deplin are few. Discuss with your doctor.

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