Posted by yesac on June 20, 2005, at 13:14:16
In reply to Re: Lithium: How many times do you dose per day? » Sabino, posted by barbaracat on June 18, 2005, at 21:14:00
> But I can be normally focused and as I understand it, ADD is pretty much a constant thing.
Yeah that's what I understand too... but for me, it's hard to tell because I have attention problems pretty much all the time, but for the most part I have mood probs all the time too! But now the mood probs are much more "tame" because of li++/Seroquel, but my attn problems are as bad as ever.... so I don't know.
Did you say Ritalin was better when you were on lithium?
> Your micro-dosing ADs situation is not that uncommon, as I'm finding out as I research this stuff.
> I've communicated with a number of people who have had a similar experience, most notably with
Cymbalta (the norepinephrine kicks in almost immediately), but have found micro-dosing to work with other ADs as well. All of these people are bipolar. Those with unipolar depression without significant agitation seem to tolerate much higher doses.
That's interesting. I've tolerated fairly high doses of a lot of drugs (ADs and others). Most seemed to basically do nothing, even at high doses. But others wacked me out, for example Cymbalta... and I wonder if a low LOW dose might be useful. I'm looking for an antidepressant now, as it happens, so maybe that's something to consider. They never seem to make me happy though, just worsen my agitation and increase suicidal/homicidal ideation and aggression and hyped-up-ness.
That's a great website. It is what got me really considering if I might have some kind of bipolar variant.