Posted by william puga on May 24, 2008, at 23:51:02
In reply to Re: Paxil dilema, posted by Markwell on May 23, 2008, at 7:47:48
Lithium augmentation is one of the best ways to get an antidepressant to work. Typically, one needs about 10x one's weight in milligrams for bipolar (eg, if you weigh 150#, you need 1500mg per day), but usually 300mg twice a day can be very helpful. If low doses are helpful you reduce concerns regarding side effeects including tremors, diarhea and thyroid suppression.
Lithium is also helpful for racing thoughts.