Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: Raving SSI and Li update barbaracat

Posted by Sabino on July 22, 2005, at 7:08:19

In reply to Re: Raving SSI and other Ravens:-) Sabino, posted by barbaracat on July 18, 2005, at 16:08:21

Thanks Barbara. That was a great and informative post, and if I feel the need to go that route, well, I've printed it out for future reference.

Lithim update:

I'm still taking a puny dose of Paxil (probably like 2.5 mgs), and I chip at Li during the day, for a total of 200 mgs or so.

Li is a funny med. It acts sort of like a benzo, in that I'm way less socially tense when taking it, and it also seems to help my ADD like symptoms. And then... if I take too much Li, it is cognitively dulling, so for me, it's a matter of finding the right amount, and since I have a real fast metabolism, the chipping at it works better than taking a standard dose, and letting it do its thing for 6 hours. That never works for me. I burn through it too fast. A little bit every hour or so works better for me (not on the hour, or any sort of exact science, just when I feel like I'm getting a bit squirrely, I just take a bit more).

Anyway, it IS odd they way it sort of rallys my mental processes, and pulls in a bunch of disparate threads, and allows me to focus better: hence, kind of helps with the ADD symptoms.

It ain't a perfect solution, but it's definitely improved over a few weeks ago, when I was still on Effexor and Remeron. And by the way, when I took a couple of months off, and was on Eff and Rem, I gained a whopping 15 lbs. I'd never been fat in my life before that. I've since lost half of that back since quitting.

One more odd note on Li; when driving, one normally pays attention to the big picture, and not much to the peripheral stuff to the sides. I now find that I focus a lot on individual things that I'm passing a good deal. It's a little odd.




Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post

Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:Sabino thread:527198