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Re: Too little Lithium vs. just enough? experience

Posted by Squiggles on July 14, 2005, at 14:37:08

In reply to Re: Too little Lithium vs. just enough? experience Squiggles, posted by barbaracat on July 14, 2005, at 13:53:52

> > What doesn't kill you makes you stranger :-)

Not mine - loved the Edgar Alan Poe one though;
when I first had a depressive episode, I
said that I did not believe it was possible
for a human to experience such a fall into
a dark abyss without the use of psychedelic
drugs :-)
> **Love it!! Always suspected there was something more to that sentiment.
> What is this study by Dr. Schou? and brain cleansing? (Sounds a tad Orwellian, but I know you mean something else)

It's not a study -- it is something he says
in one of his Guide books for the public
available at; I have also seen
lithium holiday suggestions for chronic
lithium users;

> >
> BTW, I have not had a blood test in over 2 years but have kept my dosage at 600mg. My blood levels were consistently under by a good deal but I was getting 'good enough' therapeutic results without having to suffer through the side effects of a higher dose.

Well, that's good and it is also very encouraging
as I like my doctor and hate to have cynical
fears about my treatment. If 600mg was good
for you maybe it would be for me; it's hard to
believe though that the recent "generic" brand
I took was that much lower.

Here is a very good site on lithium toxicity:

"Virtual Hospital" Lithium Toxicity - Seminars

also take a look at at the IGSLI group. Dr.
Schou is the pioneer of lithium as you probably


and look at the "Intoxication" articles.





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