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John and DL

Posted by Cynthia on August 15, 1999, at 17:53:15

In reply to Lithium augmentation, posted by DL on August 15, 1999, at 14:41:18

Hi John,

I admire your determination to get better. I don't have any doubts that you won't get there. I use lithium (I'm bipolar) but it does more for my depression than any AD has ever done. I use lights; could be worth trying if you imagine your depression could be seasonal - I can feel my mood altering on a cloudy day in summer. I think I remember you mentioning in one of your posts you live close to Canada (great health care/lousy weather - I'm Canadian). And Dexedrine has been as good as lithium for my depression. I'm not certain exactly what it has done, I don't believe my body has completely adjusted to its introduction in my pill taking routine, but it gave the depressive part of my cyclothymic cycle a great kick. For the past 3 weeks, the depressive part of this cycle is gone, first time ever! I can't speak for the future, but for now, I've pretty well given up on ADs. Keep us up to date John. I certainly haven't arrived, but I, too, am definately getting there. What a process, huh?



lithium - caused tremendous nausea which I successfully treat with ginger root daily. Other than this, it's has no side affects, no weight gain, worked great within a few days of taking it, no problems with my blood. Good luck!





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