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Re: CHLOE-Thyroid... Chloe

Posted by Ritch on October 4, 2002, at 22:01:41

In reply to Re: CHLOE-Thyroid... Ritch, posted by Chloe on October 4, 2002, at 18:53:56

> Hey Mitch,
> That is some family history you have, and I am sorry to hear about the surgical removal of part of your thyroid. I guess I can understand why a "t-doc" might be a little shy about messing with your T values. But you might be on to something, and supplementing it might make you feel better. Hard to know...
> I have been talking to my edoc and pdoc about this "manic" type state I have been in for over 24 hours. I've tried to get premission to increase the Li, but my pdoc wants to meet with me first. But she is booked for two weeks. So the edoc suggested raising it by 150 mgs, and my pdoc just OK'ed it. I have had to take some extra valium just to step myself down a notch...I keep flexing a group of muscles then letting it go, just to find myself tensing again. I don't even realize I am doing it until I feel the muscles fatiguing, BUT I have been laughing and having alot of fun despite the moving.
> So tomorrow I will go to 450 mgs, that I am supposed to take all at once. I hope that won't be too much for me. I would rather divide the dose somehow. But the doc's instructions are once/day. Whatever...
> Be well
> Chloe

Yes, there are very few "sane" people in my family! The thyroid surgery was really okeedokee. A week away from stressful work situation, nice nurses, lots of great cableTV (at the time), and Vicodan-what more could you want? ;)

Right now I am testing "therapeutic doses" of Wellbutrin to see if it will work for ADHD without affecting cycling or hypomania. I am aiming for the "sameness" (anticycling) response of stimulants which I get during bipolar depression which will endure throughout my otherwise typical hypomanic periods of the year. I am trying Ritalin along with it, but if the WB works (perhaps at 300-400mg/day) and I can still sleep, the stim might not be needed.

Yeah, go for the Li increase. It seems that it covers your mild psychotic symptoms rather well from what you have said. I'd still check out that TSH stuff... it might help for the rapid cycling....




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