A 40-year-old female asked:
Suggestions for severe anxiety medication that would give me energy instead of making me want to sleep? i'm always tired/sleepy now! help please
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Alternatives: It sounds like you're going through a tough time right now ... Unfortunately the most efficacious medications for anxiety are sedating because of the neurotransmitters they affect. I'd suggest talking to a psychologist and perhaps talking to your doctor about less sedating alternatives (such as Pristiq). Also, try dosing your current medication at night to see if that works. Hope that helps!
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