My doctor has prescribed 75mg in the morning but it makes me so tired and lethargic. I can barely keep my eyes open at work and I'm not very productive.
Would it make a difference of I took this dosage at night?
Welcome, Karen. Whenever I see a question similar to this and answer it, it's because I took the drug myself. Years ago it was one of the first drugs prescribed for me for depression before I had fibromyalgia. I didn't experience the same side-effect you are having. I always tell people to ask their doctor what to do. You may want to ask yourself, too, if your doctor specializes in treating people for problems like fibromyalgia such as a rheumatologist. My doctor was a specialist in internal medicine who knew my history so well that he was able to prescribe drugs like lyrica and tizanidine (a muscle relaxant). I also have a psychiatrist to prescribe drugs for anxiety and depression. Over the years, many adjustments have been made, but by the doctor. If I had concerns, I'd brings them to the doctor, but wouldn't act on my own or get advice from non-medical people.
Sorry for the long answer, but I wanted to give you all the information I knew so you could make the best decision for yourself. Gentle hugs.
Your pharmacist might also be able to the question if you can take it at night. I find my pharmacist very knowledgeable in giving me advise about my medication and if he's not sure he will look it up in his computer.
I agree you should talk to your doctor about changing when you take your meds. Something else you might want to ask is if you could take a lower dose or cut the pill in two.
Another idea! Ask your Dr if you could take it at nite! Most Drs will do this if it makes you to sleepy during the bday I had this problem also! Hugs!
Thank you so much Kathryn. Unfortunately my psychiatrist has not been very helpful. He doesn't return calls and I'm battling to get an appointment, hence me trying to find more information myself.
I think my next port of call is to find a fibromylagia specialist and get a second opinion.