I’m definitely not a fan of the idea of a doctor having a prescription medication available with which to self-medicate, but even if I were, I wouldn’t advise taking it with a pill that’s on the same level of a drug as a prescription medication in the same class. To me, it’s just too ridiculous.
Yes, pills are not the same class as prescription medications, but the reason why pills are not on the same level of a prescription medication is because the dosages for a pill are much smaller. Most medications (even those that are on the same level of a pill) last twice as long as the average pill, if not longer. For example, your average pill lasts for just under two hours, and a pill in the same class as a pill will last about three times as long.
That’s why I don’t take prescription medication. I’m willing to bet that most of the people who are taking pills don’t want to take any other pills. Why would they take pills if it’s going to last twice as long? But since I don’t take any other pills, I’m not going to be the one to ask.
For me its the same reason that I cant take some of the other prescription drugs I have. I feel like I have to be a certain dosage with every pill I take. This means that if I take the same amount of a pill twice as long, I have to wait an hour or so before I can take another pill. I can take as long as I want to take a pill, but I have to wait an hour or so before I can take another pill.
But since I dont take any other pills, Im not going to be the one to ask. I dont take any other pills and this doesnt seem to be a problem.
The prescription drugs we use to treat bipolar disorder and anxiety are a little different. In order to treat these side effects you have to take them twice a day. If you take them on an empty stomach, they will keep you from sleeping, and if you take them with a meal, your stomach will be empty the whole time. This means you have to wait an hour or so before you can take a pill.
Well, that’s not exactly true, but it’s the truth nonetheless. We don’t take our drugs at the same time as we use them. If you take an antidepressant and also take a sleeping pill, you will actually sleep better as opposed to being awake the whole time. It’s just a matter of knowing how to get a pill mixed in with your other meds.
I know this is a bit of a stretch, but remember when you take a pill and you have a glass of water to drink? Well you won’t be able to take your sleeping pill without a glass of water. Its just a matter of knowing when to take the pill and when to drink water.
This is why antidepressants have never made it into my prescription cabinet. They are not really meant to be mixed into your other meds, and a sleeping pill is not something you should take if you happen to be on a high energy diet. So yeah, I just bought a Prozac and Wellbutrin combo. I’m going to take a nap now.
The issue is that while it’s perfectly fine to take the sleeping pill while you’re on the pill, the combination of the two is not what’s normal. It’s only in the last month that I have heard of a combination of Wellbutrin and Prozac actually helping people sleep better. It’s something that could definitely be used in conjunction with other therapies.