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Hello Doctor(srikanth reddy) less than br greater than less than br greater than This is in continuation with my earlier query.I had my apoointment with my doc.I was not able to discuss what you had recommended as i was accompanied by my guardian. less than br greater than but on accessing my condition my doctor made certain changes in my medictations which are as below: less than br greater than quititpin 500 mg,serta 50 mg at night,arip 20 mg,pacitane 2 mg and adesam 200mg all medications are to be taken at night. less than br greater than Doctor i am currently feeling low on energyas well in addition to sexual weakness at times.I wish to loose my body weight for which i have made certain changes in my diet but i want to do exercise and loose weight.would request if you recommend me some medications which can reduce the problem of low energy as well as boost libido.... less than br greater than My motive is to live a healthy lifestyle... less than br greater than I have not taken the medicine as prescribed by you..(Pramipexol ) should i start taking this medication ...doctor i trust you as a friend please guide me ...please guide me....


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Expert:  Dr. Srikanth Reddy replied 4 Days ago

Hello
Thanks for the follow-up question.
I have gone through the new medicines that you have mentioned. Its unfortunate that you failed to discuss about the sexual issues. You could have asked your doctor to give you some separate time to discuas certain things confidentially.
Anyways, you are still on sertraline and this can keep your sexual problems ongoing. Desvenlafaxine if available could be a better antidepressant as it has no sexual side effects. Further pramipexole which I had discussed with you previously is a good option and should be seriously considered. It will help your amotivation and also help with your problems with sexual desire and sexual function. For my patients i start them on 0.125mg twice a day and then increase it to 0.25 mg thrice a day. I would sincerely request you to discuss this medication with your psychiatrist.
Kind regards
Dr. Srikanth Reddy MD


Patient replied :

Hello Doctor
I know you would be upset with me but i have started taking the medication pramipex .I took the medicine .125mg for twice a day for two weeks.It was out of my sheer desperation that i had to take the medicine as my next appointment with my doctor is after a month....I have noticed positive changes in my sexual health......the only concern that now remains prominent is lethargy....istill feel a lot of letahrgy while i wake up...i wish to do exercise to remain fit for which i would request if could get certain nutritional supplement....which gives me energy to workout....my weight currently is 125 kgs...and that is also bothering me ......doctor please do not get irate...as you have helped me and i would keep you posted with anything and everything that is new in my life releated to my disease or persona; life.....when should i increase the dose of pramipex ....????
thx.


Expert:  Dr. Srikanth Reddy replied 3 Days ago

Hello
Normally the next step should be to increase the dosage to 0.25mg twice a day. This will take care of the a motivation and reduced energy as well. Other way of controlling the problem of reduced energy is by taking Tab. Modafinil 100mg in the morning.
However let me make it clear that we are not supposed to prescribe you any medicines and the medicines that you are taking are not over the counter medicines and you should take them only after discussing with your primary treating psychiatrist.


Patient replied :

hello doctor
i consulted my doctor ..he refused taking pramipex...
my current dosage...
adesam 100 mg arip 20 mg pacitane 20 mg morning
quitipin 400 mg serta 50 mg and arip 20 mg at night...
please suggest what to do...as my current weight is increasing and my sexual problem recurs every time i feel im fit.....my sleep is increasing with every passing day and i feel low energy every morning i wake up...i tried discussing these symptoms with my doc but he feels these are lesser value but according to me they are a hindrance in my life...
pls suggets me a medicine to take....


Expert:  Dr. Srikanth Reddy replied 2 Days ago

Kindly note this consult is almost over 6 months old now and hence will be closed by the system.
We keep our consults open not more than a month or till 2 follow ups are over, whichever is earlier.
Kindly initiate a new consult to consult the same specialist.
Regards.


Dr. Srikanth Reddy
Category: Sexologist
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Doctor of Medicine (MD), Psychiatry Residency Program,2001 – 2012
M.B.B.S,Mahatma Gandhi Institute Of Medical Sciences, Sevagram

Certificate Course in sex Therapy and Counselling, Sexology and Counselling, A
Sexology,Medikon Sexual Sciences, Mumbai

Training in Advanced Neurology at a leading corporate hospital (CARE hospital) in Hyderabad

Child Psychiatry Training in National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences, Bangalore

Sex Therapy and Counsellingat MEDIKON Sexual Sciences, Mumbai.
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