Is There An Antidepressant That Won't Make Me Tired/help Me Concentrate?

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Asked by Lisa

Is There An Antidepressant That Won't Make Me Tired/help Me Concentrate?

I have been so fatigued and tired for a few years now. I currently take Cymbalta. I have trouble focusing when I read...I get lost in the words. My doctor says that it is just part of depression; but I don't accept that. There has to be something else I can take to help me concentrate and not be so tired all of the time. Other than these symptoms, the Cymbalta has worked to eliminate the other feelings of depression that I once had.

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Lisa,

There are many antidepressants, as you probably already know. Unfortunately, nobody can really tell you which one would suit your needs because we all react differently to them.

In my personal experience, Effexor XR takes care of my depression without making me sleepy or any of the other typical side effects. The only issue is that I need to take it in the morning, or I have trouble sleeping. Others here have had very different expereinces with it.

If your doctor isn't listening to you, maybe it's time for a new doctor?

Good luck,

Teri

Answered by Teri Robert