Posted by Ritch on August 20, 2002, at 1:20:16
In reply to Day one of LITHIUM....what's to follow???, posted by GreatDaneBoy on August 19, 2002, at 21:18:05
> Well, I took my first dose of Lithium today (300 mg 3x per day) and I feel energized! Could the lithium have an effect with the first dose or is it just a placebo-reaction? I really have my hopes up for it because it works for my Dad and Sister, who are also Bipolar. By the way, I also take Zyprexa 15 mg at bedtime and Klonopin 1 mg every 4 hours.
> Thanks in advance for your advice!!!
> Dane =)
There have been others here posting about an "energizing" effect of lithium (hi Chloe!). The first time I was prescribed lithium (300mg 3x daily) back in 1979, I was told to take all 900mg at once in the middle of the day. When I did, I definitely had a simultaneous energizing and dazed feeling. It could be placebo effect, but I think it is more than that.