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Re: substitute for lithium?

Posted by Christ_empowered on May 21, 2022, at 9:04:55

In reply to substitute for lithium?, posted by Roslynn on May 20, 2022, at 14:39:21

hi. sorry about your difficulties.

not to sound obnoxious, but what did the lithium help with that other drugs have not been able to do for you?

for whatever reasons, the diagnosis "depression" covers lots of problems. vague...very, very vague.

was there a calming effect? I've never taken lithium, personally. less agitation? did it make the other meds work better?

my first, random thought would be a different atypical. maybe rexulti? I've been considering a switch. sort of...Abilify, part II. supposed to help depression by itself and boost other drugs with less akathisia and such than Abilify. If I recall correctly, it also avoids prolactin elevation and EPS, etc.

have you ever tried supplements? some people swear by taurine...small studies suggest that 4 grams/daily help people with psychosis who are also on tranquilizers. by itself, there is a calming effect...GABA-ergic, if I recall correctly.

how long have you been off of the lithium? just asking because I remember skimming over an article...both lithium and clozapine have well-documented discontinuation syndromes. maybe...and I hate saying it, I do...but maybe try to just give it some time?

hope this helps. :-)




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