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is it ok to not take my medications for my disability if they make me feel drowsy?

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Dr. ISRAEL GRINBERG
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 42 years experience
Call your DR: Do not discontinue any medication without asking your doctor.If you have side effects call your doctor now !
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
Depends: Talk to your prescribing dr. There may be a better dose or a better medication for you. It might end up being important to take it and find ways to cope with the drowsiness-don't just stop it.

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