I'm so upset because I find this medication is helping, however I am having debilitating fatigue with it. I've tried medication after medication and nothing works very well. But the Saphris makes me so tired I feel like I'm dragging my body from a coma. I just had to up it to 10mg as that's how it was prescribed, two weeks on 5 then two weeks on 10. This morning it was so awful it brought me to tears thinking of having to try something else instead. Is there ANYTHING that can be prescribed that counteracts it??
I take 30 mg. @ night, I've been on the medication for one year, starting from 5 mg. The medication at first made me so lethargic I couldn't stand (great for sleep, not so great for life) so I ended modifying my doses of Nuvigil and Adderral to help me function; my doctor worked with every 2 weeks for what seemed to be forever to find balance in what I call the miracle drug of Saphris. To fight fatigue immediately upon awakening I take 30 mg of Adderral and 250 mg. Nuvigil together. 4 hours later I take 125 mg. of Nuvigil as a "booster" and I take my 2nd lunch dose of 30 mg. Adderral at lunch time. Even with all that there are still days the drugs knocks me the heck out, but I'd rather be lethargic than manic any day!
- Saphris Information for Consumers
- Saphris Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Saphris (detailed)
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