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Depression

Question
Posted by: Annalien | 2019/05/20

Q.

Dogter permanent siek

My dogter ly aan bipolar dipressie, sy is op epitec, risperdal, perblocca(hartkloppings agv spanning en angs) en urbanol, sy is permanent siek, ek dink al sy dink haarself siek, kan dit van al die pille wees? sy is permanent naar, eet nie reg nie, sy is altyd duislig en haar lyf en bors is amper gereeld seer. ek weet nie meer wat om te doen nie.

Expert's Reply

A.

Depression expert
- 2019/05/23

Hello Annalien,
You don't mention whether she's being treated by a GP or a specialist psychiatrist ( which would be the better option ). but obviously your very sensible concerns should be discussed with the treating doctor. She might be better suited by alternative medicines, but it'd need his knowledge of all she has been on before, and how they affected her, to advise properly on this.
Of the medicines you mention Epitec ( Lamotrigine ) commonly has nausea as a side-effect.  Risperdal ( Risperidone ) can cause nausea, but actually can help reduce nausea in a number of situations.  Perblokka ( Propranolol ) can also cause nausea.
Do check with her doctor ; and remember that it is not wise to stop such medicines suddenly, rather than gradualy, as they can cause unpleasant withdrawal effects.

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