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Re: substitute for lithium? Jay2112

Posted by Roslynn on May 22, 2022, at 14:55:43

In reply to Re: substitute for lithium? Roslynn, posted by Jay2112 on May 21, 2022, at 17:50:41

> Hi Roslynn:
> I have a few thoughts, having been on all (not at once, though) of the meds you listed.
> I'd say one med to look for as a replacement for lithium would be low-dose Depakote. The higher you get, though, the further worry about depression.
> I might suggest a small dose of nortriptyline, or even amitriptyline,as these have some of the strongest research to back their use up in depression.
> If you are looking for an atypical antipsychotic for irritability/social anxiety, Risperdal is the 'gold standard' for those symptoms.
> Check them out in Pubmed. (p.s. Gabapentin and pregabaline are also awesome add-ons.)
> Jay

Dear Jay,

Thank you for your suggestions. I will look into them. I appreciate your thoughts.


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