Posted by alan on January 18, 1999, at 15:49:26
In reply to Re: Question for a knowledgable "benzo" expert, posted by Bob Huff on January 18, 1999, at 12:53:00
> Question for anyone who takes "benzos" currently. I currently take lithium and
> rarely a lorazepam for stress/anxiety. Is is possible to take only "benzos" if they work
> for you and stop the lithium doses. My dose isn't that high but it causes rough side affects and
> if I need medication long term lithium could be a physiological problem in the future. I am
> tring to find long term relatively safe medications.
I'm no expert, but: I'll assume that the lithium is for a bipolar or manic-depressive problem. Am I right? If so benzos won't much help. I was on lithium (to help me with depression without mania) so I know how unpleasant it can be. Fotunately, there are other meds for bi-polar disorders that may agree with you more. Ask your Doc.