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Re: Long term lithium

Posted by sandwich shy on July 3, 2008, at 7:42:49

In reply to Re: Long term lithium, posted by SLS on July 3, 2008, at 4:43:04

About four hours after taking my first 1200mg/day dose I started getting hand shakes to the point where it was difficult to dial a phone. I had mild tremors at 900mg but they disipated after a few days and were nowhere near this bad. I called the doc this AM and she said to reduce the dose back down to 900/day. Is it possible that the therapeutic effects I get at this dose are from a placebo effect since my "therapeutic levels are "not high enough"? I did notice a distinct difference between 600mg and 900mg, at 600 no help at 900 100% remission of assholitis. Is this possible at the less than optimum blood level I am told I have.

Thanks for all the responses! I do talk to my doc about everything but it is the VA. No disrespect intended, I am lucky and glad to have them but am also aware of colossal F ups on me personally so I check everything I can but they are all also over worked and under staffed.




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