Posted by mtdewcmu on April 5, 2011, at 11:34:36
In reply to Re: Whereabouts of SLS? » Bob, posted by SLS on April 4, 2011, at 7:12:10
> I have taken note of a few posters who described waiting 4 or more months before responding robustly to Nardil. I began taking Nardil in August. I began to respond well to it in December; having waited 4 months. I added the low dose lithium about 3 weeks ago. Unexpectedly, it has exerted a mild antidepressant effect and has also had the effect of mood stabilization. My mood is not nearly as variable. I had begun taking lithium to enhance neuroplasticity and provide neuroprotection. I expected lithium to do these things invisibly in the background. Instead, I experienced an acute therapeutic effect. Lucky choice.
I would have thought that lithium's toxic effects would outweigh any benefits on brain health. How often do you have to take it? Do you take instant release or time release? How are the side effects?