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Re: Antibiotics for most mental illness (All) and linkadge

Posted by SLS on July 11, 2021, at 8:14:59

In reply to Re: Antibiotics for most mental illness (All) and, posted by linkadge on July 9, 2021, at 18:20:21

Hi, Linkadge.

> I found that nortriptyline + tryptophan + lithium worked pretty well.

Does lamotrigine (Lamictal) have any positive effect on you? For me, 200 mg/day doesn't do it. I need 300 mg/day. However, the dosage-response curve does not follow an all-or-nothing pattern. So, if 200 mg/day allowed you to peer through the blackness, you might respond more robustly at 300 mg/day if you can tolerate it. I know you are very sensitive to drug side effects. However, if you tolerated lamotrigine at the dosage that helped you, you may want to explore higher dosages. If it helps, but just not enough, you can then opt to leave it in the background as you move on. Just because this strategy worked for me doesn't mean that it will work for anyone else, of course. Remember, it will take you 5-6 weeks to arrive at 300 mg/day. If you should decide to return to lamotrigine, you might find it necessary to go low and slow.

I don't remember your ever mentioning MAOIs. What is your history with them? Of all the features of your depression, which is the most severe and needs the most attention?

- Scott

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

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.




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