For the past 2 1/2 years I've been taking the same three medication: lamictal, Effexor, and seroquil. The current dosages I'm on have been the same for the past year and a half. I'm worried that the mg needs to go up. I've already started taking one extra seroquil for sleep (unbeknownst to my doctor (busy work schedule and all. Can't make an appointment)). Should I stay with what I've got going on and just change the mg, or ask my doctor to switch things up?
Hi, kaycie! You should ALWAYS seek advice from your doctor first. These medications ~ psychotropic drugs ~ are very powerful and affect the way your brain functions. Not to be messed with without supervision and not to mention you won't get refills if you use them up too quickly,
You're entirely correct that you may need an increase in dosages as a trial. If that doesn't work out then it's time to consider a new medication cocktail.
Find time to call/visit your doctor!
Best regards, Wildcat
Kaycie; Yes just as my friend Wildcat has said you need to talk with your doctor before you change any medication. You should get in when you can and talk with your doctor about how you are doing but just because you have been on a medication for a year or two does not mean it is not working. Or that it needs adjusting many people stay on the same medications and doses for years I am taking some that have not been changed in 7 to 15 years. so as long as your feeling well why change anything and even more so without the doctor knowing about it. good luck. Chuck1957
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