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Medication Question

I am on day 6 cold turkey off percocets. I realize the underlying issue is depression/coping. Today I saw a NP and was prescribed Saphris 5mg SL every night and started on Lamictal with a tapering increase in dose over the next month. Im not comfortable with the Saphris though,,,its an "atypical antipsychotic" and used for people with Bipolar I disorder and schizophrenia????? Any suggestions,,I am trying to listen to the psych people as they know best,,so I will take as prescibed for now.
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I did a little research into Saphris and I am not exactly sure why you were put on it. The side effect profile on it is not much better then other anti-psychotics and unless you are experiencing severe depression I would question its use. Stick with Lamictal though, it will ease withdrawal symptoms for you. Ask your NP why s/he did not choose a different more convention SSRI or SNRI antidepressant. Good luck and stay well.
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I did ask today,,They put me on it and Im taking it for a mood disorder and insomnia. I think they are going to add in another SSRI/SNRI at some point like Cymbalta or Abilify.Thanks,,im trying to listen and follow directions as they know best. Thank You!
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