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Re: effexor is supposed to have opiod effects...

Posted by Squiggles on November 6, 2005, at 20:38:52

In reply to Re: effexor is supposed to have opiod effects..., posted by linkadge on November 6, 2005, at 20:29:02

> My lithium dose (this time around) was 600mg, although I have been as high as 1500mg (for 7 months)

Doctors tend to start you high (1200mg) esp.
if you are manic, and lower it after 6 months,
given blood stability monitoring.

I take 900mg - anything more would be toxic
now and anything less (judging by my unlucky
break with the pharmaceutical supplier) would
be catastrophic.

I have read that lithium (in itself or as
an adjunct is give for unipolar) but I have
not seen it work in some of my friends.
I think it would work in acute severe depression
to lift you out of it -- after that, I don't
know - unipolar and bipolar brains may be

> My diagnosis is unipolar depression (by most doctors) and bipolar disorder by 2 doctors.

Diagnosis is not an easy thing right now -
maybe future neurologic correlations will
solve that. I now *know* I am bipolar by
the serendipitous mistate made by the pharmacy --
no mistaking it. Before that, even one of my doctors was unsure.

> I weigh about 140 pounds.

900mg lithium should do it.
> Thyroid is good.

Hypo or hyper is important for lithium dosing.





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