I want to work but meds make me very drowsy

I am so drowsy that I can’t sit for more than an hour without lying down. I am on 3mg Invega, 900mg Lithium, and 10mg Lexapro. I have had no psychotic symptoms except from when I did DXM three days in a row three weeks ago. Also I got in an argument with my folks and the stress made me paranoid. I fear my pdoc won’t let me switch to Abilify or that he will up my antipsychotic. If he does this I will consider leaving him. It’s been a week of applying for jobs and I need to be ready to work by May.

Feel ya. Can’t even self study on APs

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Exactly. I have only two to three good days a week where I could self study assembly and electrical engineering. Today is not one of them. I think when I see the pdoc I will not tell him about the argument.

I think if you explain that you can’t work on your current regiment to your doc, they might be willing to help you try something else.

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That makes sense since he works with the FIRST psychosis program that tries to get newly diagnosed schizophrenics functioning as fast as possible. Last time I spoke with him he was open to Abilify. I’ll be sure to tell him I am applying to jobs.

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