Posted by Blue Mirror on August 28, 2004, at 23:24:31
In reply to Re: Cyclothymia & mood stabilizers, posted by Andrew on August 8, 1999, at 11:15:37
I have experienced cyclical swings--from quite severe depression to periods (shorter) of elation/creativity/high sexual intensity--for many years. I have never tried lithium as I have found Effexor at 75 mg. a day to have pretty much balanced out the swings. I can't say it "fixes me" entirely, but both extremes are muffled to the extent that I don't lose control or perspective. Good luck.