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Re: Lithium as an AD Augmentation Strategy Phillipa

Posted by Ritch on April 20, 2005, at 0:36:01

In reply to Re: Lithium as an AD Augmentation Strategy, posted by Phillipa on April 19, 2005, at 18:21:19

> I have hypothyroidism. And that's where all my problems started. Even with the correct doseage of synthroid I continue to be anxious and depressed. You are very lucky you have found a med that works for you. Are you functioning, work, etc? I would give anything to be able to do that. Fondly, Phillipa

I've found that 1) I need an antimanic medication, 2) Many medications make things worse, so I take an antimanic med that works and I avoid the stuff that makes things worse. Lithium can mess with thyroid negatively and often isn't good for rapid-cyclers (true in my case), so I'm not on lithium any more, but on Depakote instead.




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