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Re: LITHIUM, as the sole AD? Chloe

Posted by SLS on October 3, 2001, at 23:38:40

In reply to Re: LITHIUM, as the sole AD? Sunnely, posted by Chloe on October 3, 2001, at 22:06:45

> Thank you Sunnely,
> As usually, your post was most informative.
> Now several days of being off of celexa, I am "crashing." My pdoc seems to think that Li alone can be my antidepressant/mood stabilizer. I hope she is right, but I am not optimistic.
> It is not completely clear what my diagnosis it. I have had major depression since puberty and am now 35. When i was younger, it seemed more unipolar with psychotic features, and treated wtih tricyclics, ssris, traditional aps, stimulants, depakote.
> Now, I seem to be much more agitated and meds like SSRI's can zap me into a mixed or hypomanic state. I have had hypomanic reactions to a few drugs, one being Geodon (along with EPS) So, I guess treating me is more complicated now. It's also a terrible shame that I can't take the AP's, new or old anymore due to EPS and TD.
> I have been on every mood stabilizer it seems. Even Lamictal. That was extremely energizing to me. For the two weeks I was on it, I felt like sleep was optional. I really wasn't fond of that one, though it does have powerful AD properties.
> Hum, I said all that to say that I am sticking with the lithium and hopefully will be able to find some AD that I can add to the mix that won't send me into the stratosphere. What ever it is, it seems I will only need a little bit...
> One last thing, I thought this internal buzz and pulsing was from the Celexa. But I am finding it's still with me. I don't feel like I have to be moving, but it does give me an anxious feeling. Like I am "alive" inside. This is quite annoying, and I wish it would resolve. But somehow, I think it's here to stay. Will I ever feel calm and NOT depressed???
> Thanks for listening
> chloe

Hi Chloe.

I just wanted to let you know that I'm listening too.

Have you ever tried Buspar?

- Scott




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