My doctor has prescribed me aripiprazole 5mg and olanzapine 5mg for bipolar disorder. But I feel very sleepy and low on energy. These tabs don't have any effect on my mood swings. What should I do now?
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Both the medications cause sleepiness and are usually NOT given together. You will benefit more from a mood stabiliser plus a little dose of lesser sedating antipsychotic. Please consult your psychiatrist regarding this.
Hi, management of medication can only be done by visiting a Psychiatrist in person. There are many good mood stabilisers available for Bipolar disorder .
Please schedule a visit with your Psychiatrist . Also, keep in mind, the medication may take time to have effect .
You can definitely get better with the right medication. Do add counseling to the treatment plan once you have stabilised to some extent.
All the Best!
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