Posted by Ritch on May 13, 2002, at 22:54:36
In reply to starting lithobid day 1, posted by JohnX2 on May 13, 2002, at 21:43:54
> I take 300 mg today, and 600 mg a day thereafter.
> How long till I feel the effect +-?
> My doctor thought I should start to have a feeler
> by later this week.
I guess you are starting 300mg hs tonite? Tell us what you feel like after you get up tomorrow. It will be interesting to see if you have something to remark about or not. My guess is you might feel a little dazed and thirsty, but nothing too bad. I started lithium as monotherapy during the middle of a major depressive episode (after being off all meds for a year or two), and I got noticeable improvement (mainly with anxiety) after about 3 days, with another noticeable "notch" of improvement at 10 days, then what seemed like "recovery" from my depression at about 14 days (also at a 600mg/day dose).