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chronic pain, ptsd, depression sleeping has changed to 16 hrs day with no med changes. what changes can i make? what to bring up to drs?

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Dr. David Hicks
42 years experience Family Medicine
Medications: Need to bring up the medications and determine if they may be a problem as well asthe depression. You said ptsd and chronic pain. There pain medicine that interact with antideopressants and vice versa. Drug interactions with these medication needs to be addressed as the excessive sleeping could be due to these effects . Address with the physiicain the meds , interactions lab tests especially nh4.
Answered on Dec 18, 2014
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Testosterone?: If you are a male, have you have your testosterone checked? Pain, depresion and opioids all drive testosterone down.
Answered on Feb 7, 2012
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Dr. James Marx
Dr. James Marx commented
47 years experience Pain Management
Also may need a sleep study. Chronic Sleep Deprivation can cause Low T, Depression, High BP, and other unrelated complaints.
Feb 7, 2012

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