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Re: Jade in remission-SCOTT SLS

Posted by JadeKelly on December 23, 2008, at 10:47:25

In reply to Re: Lithium. ritalin, Parnate-have it-SCOTT JadeKelly, posted by SLS on December 20, 2008, at 6:49:17

> Before the age of Lamictal, lithium was considered the augmenter of choice for Parnate. If it doesn't work within 2 weeks, it is probably not going to. It usually works within a week. Of course, it will be necessary to have established a dosage of Parnate that is going to be high enough for this strategy to work. What is that dosage? Odds are, 60mg for 2 weeks should be enough - ideally, 3 weeks. The dosage of lithium when used as an augmenter has been established by Harvard to be 300-600mg.
> It is important to note that Lamictal is not lithium and lithium is not Lamictal. Lithium might work where Lamictal may not. It makes sense to try the lithium first and get it over with within 1-2 weeks. Establishing a therapeutic level of Lamictal will take a minimum of 6 weeks.
> One step at a time.
> Did you try caffeine yet? For some people, it is more effective than Dexedrine or Ritalin.
> - Scott
Hi Scott,

I must say you know your Parnate! Day 5 or 6 on 60mg Parnate + 1-5mg ritalin and I'm in full remission. Its unbelievable. It took 10 weeks. Some not so fun s/e's and family telling me to stop. But you guys said keep going and here I am! While 10 weeks sucks, and is a long time to be lethargic, I'm SO glad I stuck with it. Thank you for the encouragement and info. You really do help people when you offer up your experience.I owe several people on the board thanks for the "keep on going" you are one. I have my life back, just like that. So wierd. So again, for your files, hah, I'm on 60mg Parnate, at remission was 5 days?, 1mg 3x day Klonopin (don't need this but I'm not changing a THING right now), and 1-5mg ritalin. No insomnia at all, a little slow physically and cognitively when I go out, but I blame that on 10 weeks of laying around. I'll get buzy at a reasonable pace and I think that'll do it. No where near as tired but still have small amount of fatigue I think will disipate when I get back to the Gym.

Again, thanks, and I'll be around if I forgot something.





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