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Old 08-19-2005, 05:19 PM   #1
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What to do?

I've been trying to find a job with no luck so far. Anyway, I've been sort of afraid to get a job because my medications drain me so much. I'm afraid I'll oversleep or fall asleep on the job. I've thought about calling my dr to see if I could try some other meds that wouldn't make me so tired or what he would recommend I do. Does anyone else have problems with being tired and having a job? How do you handle it? Thanks!

Old 08-19-2005, 10:38 PM   #2
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Re: What to do?

I can sympathize. I hate it when whatever medicines I happen to be on at the moment cause me to be tired.

I would definitely speak to your doctor. He certainly can prescribe different
medicines that aren't so tiring. Have you mentioned how tired you are to him?
I'd tell him about your plan to return to work and that being this tired is unacceptable.

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Old 08-20-2005, 10:46 AM   #3
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Re: What to do?

I've been on this medication for awhile now and I am still so out of it. I never really worried about it since I didn't work but now that I need to go back to work it's a huge burden. I think I will call my doc Monday and see what he has to say. I hate to change medicines though because I will have to get used to the side effects. This really stinks!!

Old 08-20-2005, 08:17 PM   #4
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Re: What to do?

But think how good it will feel to not be tired all the time. A lot of side effects
dissappear after a while, I've found. Frankly, life is difficult enough without
having to deal with unrelenting tiredness. Be firm with your doctor, he's probably just as reluctant to change a working medications as you are but you will be miserable trying to work while feeling exhausted so change is needed.
It'll be hard to hide the fact you are tired especially as you'll be under
scrutiny as the 'new person' from not only your employer but your coworkers
as well.

Good luck!

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