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Lithium as an AD Augmentation Strategy

Posted by anneL on April 19, 2005, at 0:16:27

I know that Lithium has been around for ages and that there are tons of studies on it. It apparently is one of the best studied psych meds studied to date. I suppose I feel that it carries a social stigma. Like only really manic people take Li. I certainly am not manic, but my pdoc has offered my Cytomel (jury is still out on this one) or Li as an augmentation strategy to Effexor. I have this unfounded fear that I will never get off of Effexor. Perhaps, purely coincidental, everytime I do the taper thing, something happens that curtails my plans and I end up back at 225 mg. of Effexor. Blast it all!
So now I am looking at Li as an add on. What do I need to know and how effective is it? Thanks for all info, both the good, bad, and the ugly.
:) AnneL




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