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so my mom is on some meds and i just dont think that she needs them all...she is always tired and NEVER has energy...she has suffered from chronic headaches for most of her life and that is the reason for most of the meds...i will list what i can remember, and just want to know if anyone has any input on this....(i usually post on another board for myself, but this whole site is great for all questions)

effexor 150mg once a day
klonopin 1mg twice a day
methadone 5mg twice a day
amitriptyline 25?mg at night
atenolol 50mg once
hctz 25mg once
valium 10mg when needed for a bad headache
provigil 100mg not sure if taken everyday
indocin 25mg
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will any of these meds make her like fall asleep at any point in the day? she is only 45 years old, i tried to talk to her about what she can go off....i dont think she needs it all...thanks for ur time
honestly?i think she needs to start seeing another doc.she is on some basically "duplicate' type meds here as well as other very strong meds that would practically place her into the sleep zone with no problem.she should NOT be on both valium and klonipin,i am also wondering about the different anti deppresants,the effexor is an ssri anti D and the elavil(amatrip) is a tricyclic anti d.what is this doc trying to actually treat here?

has this doc ever actually done any real testing on her to determine the real cause of the headaches?are these migrane or something else?i really do think her best bet is either finding a brand new primary doc or her seeing a neurologist for the headache treament plan.then she could DC some of the stronger meds she is currently taking.neurologists are really the best type of doc to be seeing for any real headache issues.this is where they really DO specialize.it just makes much better sense.they would also do a bit of real testing to try and come up with a real reason that could actually be treated and the head pain could go away possibly at some point.she just needs more specialized care at this point.hope she can see the neurlogist soon.i really do think she would recieve much better overall treatment and not turn into a zombie.i wish her luck.please keep me posted as to how things go.Marcia
[QUOTE=cam724;3291884]so my mom is on some meds and i just dont think that she needs them all...she is always tired and NEVER has energy...she has suffered from chronic headaches for most of her life and that is the reason for most of the meds...i will list what i can remember, and just want to know if anyone has any input on this....(i usually post on another board for myself, but this whole site is great for all questions)

effexor 150mg once a day
klonopin 1mg twice a day
methadone 5mg twice a day
amitriptyline 25?mg at night
atenolol 50mg once
hctz 25mg once
valium 10mg when needed for a bad headache
provigil 100mg not sure if taken everyday
indocin 25mg
tricor 48

will any of these meds make her like fall asleep at any point in the day? she is only 45 years old, i tried to talk to her about what she can go off....i dont think she needs it all...thanks for ur time

You can always do a search engine for drug interactions. I take 12 meds per day for BP1, Fibro and Migraines. I see a psychiatrist, therapist, GP and pain doc every month. They all know what the others prescribe so it is not like I am doctor shopping and getting something the others don't know about. Even though I have done a drug interaction myself, it does show some severe drug interactions that my pharmacy never said a word to me about which was a BIG chain. However, the docs have decided the benefits outweigh the risks. I will tell you that I take 26 pills per day. When I take my morning meds, about 20 minutes later, my husband who is getting ready for work says honey, it looks like you need to go back to bed. I look like I have been on a three day drunk sometimes. Most days I make myself stay up. Sometimes, I cannot. I am only 44. I use to be a workaholic and can no longer work. I am fighting for SSD. I don't have a choice. I would give anything to be able to work but I know that I don't have a choice anymore. I also wish I didn't need the meds. I also have to get trigger point injections every 28 days in about 9-10 or more places due to the fibro. It does not make the pain go away until the next time but it last a little while. The rain and cold make it much worse.

Have you ever thought about going with your Mom to her doctors visit? Does she have more than 1 doc? It might be something to think about and talk over with her.

Good Luck. I didn't mean to ramble but wanted you to understand what may be going on. Jenn.