Medications are an important and effective part of the therapy. Prior to your first appointment please make sure you have a complete list of all medications you are taking. Please bring a list of past medications and annotate side effects and allergies associated with them. You will review the list with the doctor and this would help to plan the treatment and avoid side effects.
It is often hard to differentiate whether sleepiness, anxiety or headache is a side effect or a symptom of the illness. It is important to know that as your body gets used to the medication many side effects may subside. It is important to keep track of side effects and discussed them with your doctor. She may prescribe an additional medication, adjust your dosage, or change your medication.
Don’t stop taking your medication, change your dosage, or add any kind of medication without first speaking with your doctor.