Posted by Ron Hill on May 3, 2002, at 19:27:52
In reply to Question on Lithobid, posted by Cindylou on May 3, 2002, at 7:23:10
> I was curious about those of you on Lithobid -- I tried Lithium and it knocked me out; all I wanted to do was sleep. My pdoc said Lithobid would do the same thing. True??
I don't know, Cindy. I've never taken any other brand of lithium. However, my pdoc selected Lithobid for me because he thought it was the best bet based on my med sensitivity. It works very well for me, but YMMV.
> Also, I had to stop the Neurontin -- it also knocked me out, made me too fatigued to function. Maybe I'll try Lamictal again, and try SAM-e with it ... I'm losing hope.
Keep the faith, Cindy. There *IS* something out there that will work for you. My layman's opinion is that the Lamictal/SAM-e combo might do well for you so long as you can tolerate a high enough dose of Lamictal for it to provide adequate mood stabilization. But that's just my opinion.
Recently you were going to try Depakote? Did you? If so, what happened during the trial?