Posted by bulldog2 on September 23, 2010, at 14:30:49
In reply to Re: lithium- how long till it works, posted by cee on September 23, 2010, at 11:25:21
> > > > Hello people
> > > > just wondering how long it takes low dose of lithium to work It is new for me
> > > > god bless
> > > > cee
> > >
> > > I just started lithium as an ad augment to wellbutrin. Started with 150 mg which helped and just started 300 mg today. That's where i'm staying. Seems activating to me at a low dose.
> > wellbutrin xl 150 mg...was on lithium 150 mg for about 10 days and today is the first day on 300 mg....I want to stay low to avoid sides...I'm really watching what I eat
> did you notice any benifits in your first two weeks and what side effects are you concerned about? cee
Yes it helped lift my depression. Feeling a little wired on lithium 300 mg so might go back down 150 mg where I had no sides.
Weight gain is an issue but should be less of an issue at the lower doses. Also years of high dose lithium 900 mg or higher has been associated with kidney damage. But hopefully at lower doses with plenty of water that shouldn't be an issue.