Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 1122220

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Posted by gman22 on September 14, 2023, at 7:08:28

Hey Scott...thinking about adding Lithium to prevent dementia. Would a doctor prescribe it even though i have am in remission and never really had bipolar?
Also, what kind of side effects could I expect?
Thanks

 

Lithium for prophylaxis of Alzheimer's Disease gman22

Posted by SLS on September 14, 2023, at 9:50:49

In reply to Re, posted by gman22 on September 14, 2023, at 7:08:28

> Hey Scott...thinking about adding Lithium to prevent dementia. Would a doctor prescribe it even though i have am in remission and never really had bipolar?
> Also, what kind of side effects could I expect?
> Thanks


My first thought is to investigate the preparations of lithium that are sold in vitamin stores. My impression is that it takes a minute amount of lithium to reduce the risk of contracting Alzheimer's Disease.

First, review on PubMed what dosages of lithium are talked about as it applies to the prophylaxis of Alzhimer's Disease.

Then, investigate the amount of free lithium that makes its way into the blood stream when taking a lithium supplement. The amount contained in one pill per day is probably way more than what would be necessary for prophylaxis of Alzheimer's Disease.

Please let me know what you come up with. I'm sure your research will be more comprehensive than mine.

Thanks.


- Scott


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