... I take a combination of the SRI and antipsychotic because standard SRI alone does not work for me without the antipsychotic added. The treatment works well for me mentally. My problem is that I cannot tolerate the amisulpride physically. It makes me extremely fatigued to where I could sleep upwards of 14 hours a day and when I am awake I feel exceptionally tired and it's a struggle to maintain normal functioning like working or even washing because of the excess fatigue. If I take the venlafaxine alone the tiredness goes away completely and I suffer no side effects but my mental wellbeing goes rapidly downhill off the amisulpride. The question I want to ask is if anyone could recommend an alternative antipsychotic to the amisulpride or some other treatment which would rid me of this side effect of extreme tiredness. Considering I only take a small dose of amisulpride, if I changed to another antipsychotic as an adjunct to the venlafaxine, what does of it would be best to take? Or could I add something like Modafinil to my meds to counteract the tiredness. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks
Other atypical antipsychotics include aripiprazole, clozapine, olanzapine, quetiapine, risperidone, sertindole and zotepine.
Sorry you really should talk to your specialist for advice as they are the experts.
https://www.drugs.com/condition/paranoid-disorder.html - click on the drug name for more details.
- Venlafaxine Information for Consumers
- Venlafaxine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Venlafaxine (detailed)
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