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Old 11-07-2007, 03:06 PM   #1
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do all antidepressants make you tired?

I have been diagnosed with Lupus when I work through the pain the worst thig for me is "NO ENERGY".Doc suggested Wellbutrin or Effexor but I always thought that type of medication would just make me more tired.Also I just read you should not take antidepressants if you are on prednisone,which I am.Now I am really confused.Can anyone help me?

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Old 11-07-2007, 03:34 PM   #2
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Re: do all antidepressants make you tired?


Whether or not a antidepressant makes you tired or not differ from med to med and class to class. Wellbutrin (brand name) and Effexor both tend to have a kick to them at least for most people to the point some have difficulty sleeping when taken later in the day. I have very little knowledge on drug interaction so I can't help you. I would think that the doctor who made the suggestion must know what other med you are on.

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Old 11-07-2007, 06:34 PM   #3
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Re: do all antidepressants make you tired?

I would ask your pharmacist about the interactions with other drugs you are on. They would know best.

As far as being tired...I think it varies from person to person. I've been on and SSRI and an SSNRI and neither made me tired, or gave me more energy. Good luck.

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