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Re: SLS.. An awsome xenobiologic that U DONT KNOW ABOU michaelskytree

Posted by SLS on June 6, 2012, at 6:54:50

In reply to Re: SLS.. An awsome xenobiologic that U DONT KNOW ABOU, posted by michaelskytree on June 5, 2012, at 18:09:56

> Hi,

Hi Mike.

> I was just browsing this site and reading about Ketamine in particular, but when I came to your message and found that your list of medications is very similar to mine, I thought I just had to register and write a post.
> I'm currently taking Prozac, Selegeline, Abilify and I recently dropped memantine. Before I started Abilify I was on Parnate and Amytriptaline and lamictal, all of which had pooped out on me.

How long did this treatment work before it pooped-out?

> In twenty five years of treatment I have found only one drug that hasn't pooped out, and that is the Abilify. Unfortunately, I've gained a lot of weight on it (20lbs) and it makes me very dumb, although when I have been able to reduce the dose to 7.5 mgs I start to gain some focus and memory. I have mostly been on 15mgs.

At 20 mg, Abilify affected me cognitively and blunted my affect. At 10 mg, these things are no longer a problem. Did you notice any memory impairments with Abilfy?

> I've also been debating adding the Lithium.

For me, I am prepared to take lithium 300 mg indefinitely. Besides helping to reduced the magnitude of mood fluctuations, I am hoping it reduces my risk of developing Alzheimers, a disease known to occur more often with people who have an affective disorder.

> I have tried it once in the past but found that it eliminated the "small" antidepressant response I was still getting from my other drugs.

What dosage of lithium were you taking?

Higher dosages of lithium flatten my affect and make me feel passive. The anti-suicide potential of lithium might rely on its pro-passivity and anti-aggression properties. Unfortunately, I have not yet encountered a study that seeks to establish a dosage range for best results for preventing suicide. Is 300 mg sufficient to prevent suicide, or does one need to take the traditional dosage range used in bipolar disorder of 900 - 1500 mg?

> Still, the research on Lithium is so compelling as an augment and as an antisuicide pill that I feel I should try it again.

If suicidality is an ongoing, chronic problem, lithium might be the best first choice. If, however, your suicidality occurs as acute epidodes, Zyprexa could be a viable option and could be taken on an as-needed basis.

- Scott

Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.

- George Bernard Shaw




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