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CNS Depression and Lithium

Posted by kavinsky99 on January 1, 2014, at 18:01:51


I make daily use of 50mg sertraline (Zoloft), 300mg lithium, 6mg bromazepam (benzo) and every now and then 5mg or 10mg of cyclobenzaprine, for back pain and insomnia.
About 3 weeks ago I had what I'm guessing it was CNS depression from mixing bromazepam with another benzodiazepine, estazolam, and also cyclobenzaprine. Felt very ill for about 10 days, and am slowly getting better. Still very woozy, weak, fatigued and lightheaded. Blood pressure and heart rate seem to be normal now.

Since then, I made use only of sertraline (Zoloft, at half my usual dosage (from 50mg to 25mg), to keep depression and anxiety in check. Anxiety hasn't been much of an issue, though, as I feel very sedated still.
About 3 days ago I started taking lithium again, and felt very odd. Took 300mg and 2 hours later I started to feel very numb, both mentally and physically. Also, my breathing was slower, my extremities felt cold and stiff, and my vision got blurry. Never had such side effects from lithium before. Nonetheless, I'm still taking it. 150mg yesterday and took 75mg just now.

Could this be a sign I'm still under the effects of my supposed CNS depression and lithium can affect it somehow?

Any input would be greatly appreciated.




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