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Re: Lithium Update

Posted by Noa on December 23, 1999, at 18:30:48

In reply to Re: Lithium Update, posted by mat on December 23, 1999, at 14:36:05

Yes, it is used in combination with other meds all the time. It enhances the effects of other meds. In my case, the hope is that it will enhance the antidepressants (it is also, apparently, known to have antidepressant effects of its own) as well as stabilize my cycling of major depressive episodes.

My doc says he prescribes lithium for bipolar disorder, but has been combining it with depakote or other meds, in order to avoid approaching toxicity. By itself, the effective level of lithium is very close to the toxic level. Tricky business. But when used in combo, lower levels are sufficient to produce desired mood stabilization.

Are you considering the lithium? After 2 months on moclobomide, are you not experiencing sufficient relief from your anxiety? I cannot yet say whether I recommend going on lithium to augment a medication, because it has only been 3 weeks for me, and the jury is still out.




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