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Posted by Dave W ( on October 09, 1999 at 16:21:50:

In Reply to: lithium is "sort of" working... posted by Bob Judd on October 09, 1999 at 09:35:52:


I'm a big lithium fan when it works for me (this year it didn't). I don't experience any side effects at all until the dose gets above 1200 mg/day, at which time I get some trembling. Never had a dangerously elevated lithium level, always right near the bottom of the test range.

My doc tests me after 3 months, says as long as I'm not experiencing any discomfort I'm probably OK anyway. He says he has several patients on long-term therapy for psych disorders who have done many years at 1800 mg/day with no ill effects.

It all depends on your make-up though. I see lots of posts on the board that indicate trembling and other effects at doses as low as 600 mg/day....

Good luck with it, and do keep an eye on it!



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