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My pain medication is making me sleepy and groggy, but I have to work. What else can I take?

My pain medication is making me sleepy and groggy, but I have to work. What else can I take?

Pain medications: Apparently, sedative drugs are not for you. You need non-opiate analgesics or ineterventional pain treatments for long term relief. Please see a well qualified pain physician for your options. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Drowsiness (Definition)

Being tired is common during pregnancy, especially in the first few months and then towards the end. Exercise, rest, and proper diet all may reduce the degree of tiredness that you feel. It may help to take ...Read more


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Off zoloft/on Paxil (paroxetine) this week. Feel awful: can't concentrate, vry anxious, sleepy, groggy depressed. Is this bad or will it go away? Worried re weight

Off zoloft/on Paxil (paroxetine) this week. Feel awful: can't concentrate, vry anxious, sleepy, groggy depressed. Is this bad or will it go away? Worried re weight

SSRI Discontinuation: You may be experiencing ssri discontinuation syndrome. Typical symptoms include flu-like symptoms, insomnia, nausea, imbalance, sensory disturbances, and hyperarousal. These symptoms usually are mild, last one to two weeks but can be easily addressed by a psychiatrist with a longer acting ssri antidepressant like prozac (fluoxetine). Call your doctor. ...Read more

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Prescribed Singulair & Xyzal (levocetirizine) 4ongoing allergy related symptoms. I know can cause drowsiness, been taking at night but still groggy during the day?

Prescribed Singulair & Xyzal (levocetirizine) 4ongoing allergy related symptoms. I know can cause drowsiness, been taking at night but still groggy during the day?

Xyzal (levocetirizine) can b: sedating for 24 hrs.Singulair is not.U could try to reduce the Xyzal (levocetirizine) dose in half and slowly work up ur dose,or,change to Zyrtec or Allegra to c if they r as sedating.Another approach for nasal allergies is to stop the antihistamine drug and use a steroid nose spray daily.There r other approaches as well.The best therapy for allergies is avoidance. Do you know what your offenders r?Get tested. ...Read more

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Which seizure medications are making me sleepy?

Which seizure medications are making me sleepy?

All can: Any medication can have side effects. Common side effects are drowsiness, nausea, light headed sensation. Two or more medications together can have complex side effects. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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

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! ...Read more

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Why am i always very sleepy? I'm not on any medication.

Not sleeping: The most common cause of fatigue in a healthy young person is sleep deprivation. Look at your calendar and figure out how many hours you are getting. You should have at least eight hours per night if not more. Other causes of fatigue include depression and hypothyroidisim. ...Read more

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Is it common for medications to make you sleepy?

Sleepy: Some do, depending on the sedating effect, the dose, & your tolerance. ...Read more

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Why psychotic medication make people feel sleepy?

Why psychotic medication make people feel sleepy?

Pretty much: All of them. Some more than the others . There are few that are considered less sedating . Few examples are haloperidone , Abilify (aripiprazole) , lurasidone etc ...Read more

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Ho can I prevent my allergy drug from making me sleepy?

Ho can I prevent my allergy drug from making me sleepy?

Easy answer?: The easy answer would be not to take it, cure your allergy, or pass your allergy on to someone else- none of those options seem good, huh? Well, how about timing? Take your medication at a time where you may not care if you're sleepy like just before bedtime or the National Republican Convention. How about talking to your doc about reducing the dose or switching to non-drowsy formulation or agent ...Read more

Dr. Mitchell Cohn
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Pain Medication (Definition)

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