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Re: LITHIUM, as the sole AD?

Posted by chloe on October 1, 2001, at 20:04:46

In reply to Re: Is the LITHIUM causing this? SLS, posted by Sunnely on October 1, 2001, at 19:14:18

> >Many studies have shown that lithium affects the synthesis, turnover, release, and uptake of the monoamine neurotransmitter 5-hydroxytryptamine (serotonin; 5-HT)

Hi Sunnely.

Your post was extremely informative. But do you have any experience or knowledge of how effective Li is as an AD? I have discontinued the Celexa, and after two days, feel so much calmer and quieter inside. But of course I am a little worried that I will not feel too well without a traditional AD. I only seem to respond to SSRIs. Things like tricyclics, remeron and serzone were not of much use to me. And wellbutrin causes awful night sweats, the drenching kind.

I guess my question is, are there some folks (with treatment resistant depression, BP 2, BPD) who get AD effect from Li without a traditional AD on board? I know everyone is different, but does any one have any experience with this?

Thanks
Chloe


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