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Re: Lithium startup side effects?

Posted by HappyGirl on January 18, 2004, at 10:18:53

In reply to Lithium startup side effects?, posted by SLS on January 17, 2004, at 18:40:50

I've been Lithium almost 4 and a half years. So far so good. However, with other meds., then I can not tell whether Lithium alone is helping, At the beginning, I got Lithium after Depakote, then I never experienced Lithium alone regimen. However, in my recollection, after Lithium added, my moods definitely improved, due to having M.S. and A.D. effects.
At the beginning, 'Thirst' was such a big problem. I needed to carry a bottle of water all the time, especially outside activities. I mean, ... drank a ton of water from both plain water and any drinkable liquid to quench my thirst. Also, need 'its consequence' to visit rest-room a lot.
In answer to your question, 'spacy' I never got. The two, 'unmotivated,' ... No to answer, because Lithium has AD effect, however if you're looking for 'normal-level motivation' like non-M.I., then you need to add 'formal' AD, such as Wellbutrin SR that is reputable on this department. Some saying, .... feel 'fog' with Lithium, ... but I can not be sure, because again Lithium has AD property. Probably, 'Fog' theory is 'lack of AD effect' from taking Lithium. Keep in mind Lithium is basically made for Mood Stabilizer, not for AD. In Bipolar, you need at least two med. combo. such as M.S. and A.D. If this combo. does not alleviate your symptoms, then you may need an AP, such as Seroquel, Risperdal, Zyprexa and more new APs to list.




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