Looking for advice please
I am new to this board. I am currently taking this medication: Lamictal 100 mg 2x per day, Trazadone (100 mg to sleep), Abilify 10 mg 1x per day, xanax (as needed). I have been taking these medications for years and I feel great on them for the most part. I do wake up tired and fatigued everyday and I have had a lot of weight gain since taking them. I have suffered from severe heartburn for years and after an endoscopy, I found out that my esophagus, stomach and small intestine are very irritated and red. My GI surgeon feels that it is due to all the medications I take. I did look up side effects to these medicines and the lamictal, abilify and trazadone are known to cause GI problems including irritation and heartburn. My question is, is this medicine causing all my symptoms to be worse? Should I start to wean myself off this medication to try and start healing my digestive tract? I would like to continue the xanax as it really calms me down when I get anxiety. I am worried about coming off these pills as I have suffered from severe depression and bipolar in the past but I am thinking the side effects might be causing me even more problems and quite frankly I am tired of taking pills. Any ideas, suggestions?