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I have been on 31 different psychotropic medicines. It has been 8 years of feeling depressed for me to a substantial degree. I am not wanting to get out of bed in the morning, nor do I really find myself wanting to sleep at night. I am eating healthier and exercising, yet I don't feel much change in my general mood except some mood boost from the exercise, a little.

Is there someone I may speak to BESIDES my psychiatrist, psychologist, and/or therapist about how to manage co-occurring fatigue issues with medications that I seem to need in the long-term for mental health purposes?

I cannot tell you how hard this has been for me in trying to manage side effects of now 31 medicines over the course of 8 years with constant tapers, dose adjustments, different combos, different lifestyle habits, diet, exercise, yoga, meditation, group therapy, daily/online counseling, etc. and yet the fatigue I experience is making me feel completely and I mean completely, hopeless.


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replied September 29th, 2018
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Co-occurring fatigue issue can be managed by taking multivitamins, mineral supplements and by doing regular exercise and yoga.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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