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Re: marplan for anxiety rose45

Posted by SLS on January 31, 2022, at 21:29:26

In reply to Re: marplan for anxiety, posted by rose45 on January 30, 2022, at 12:29:30

Hi, Rose.

If you are not BIPOLAR, then tell the doctors that you want to treat your UNIPOLAR depression (MDD) with the lower dosage range of lithium currently being used to treat it. If the dosage is too high, it might actually make you feel worse. To my knowledge, no corresponding blood levels have been determined for treating MDD yet. My sweet-spot is 300 mg/day. At 450 mg/day, I begin to feel worse. I relapse at 150 mg/day.

> > Rose,
> >
> > Have you ever tried lithium?
> >
> > I discovered recently that a low dosage of 300mg/day is critical to my treatment of bipolar depression. Once I go to 450 mg/day, I actually get worse. There are both biological and subjective clinical measures of the effects of lithium that are bimodal. For instance, low dosages of lithium increase glutamate activity while high dosages of lithium reduce it.
> >
> >
> > - Scott
> I have suggested low dose lithium to the psychs here, but they insist that they have to go by the blood tests, and take what is indicated, ie higher doses and that is why I have said no to it. In all honesty, Im quite relieved not to take it, as I dont want to have to deal with all the side effects, putting on weight,etc......and I dont think it is indicated for anxiety is it? And Im still taking the lamotrigine, with all its side effects.... they asked me if I want to stop the lamotrigine, and I told them I would prefer to speak to someone who could guide me. There are 2 consultant psychs for 800 patients in the unit. Its like the dark ages, and I just get to speak to a nurse.
> I Know Im impossible to help, I know, because I am dealing with a dinosaur almost non existant mental service here in uk. They dont even know how to do the withdrawal from parnate and are taking weeks researching their guidelines re. how to swap from one maoi to the other....
> Both parnate and nardil worked for me without any adjuncts, so Im hoping against hope that marplan will too - but I worry that people say it is so much weaker than the other two. You tried it without success, did you not?

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