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Re: Long term lithium

Posted by SLS on July 3, 2008, at 4:43:04

In reply to Re: Long term lithium, posted by linkadge on July 2, 2008, at 21:48:08

> I heard from a very respected psychiatrists (U Waterloo in Ontario Canada) that theraputic levels of lithium are highly individual.
> I am not a believer in theraputic levels personally. I would feel much worse at theraputic levels. I did well on 600-750mg range, but was theraputic on say 1500mg.
> Linkadge

Some doctors of old used to monitor hand tremulousness as an index of therapeutic levels of lithium. If there was an absence of tremors, the dosage for bipolar disorder was probably too low. They would use the lowest dosage that would elicited the tremors.

- Scott




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