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Posted by Dave W ( on January 03, 19100 at 15:57:40:

In Reply to: lithium posted by pat on January 02, 19100 at 17:06:27:


Lithium at 900 mg/day (300 mg, 3 times per day) causes no noticeable side effects at all for me, but at 1200 mg/day I get the trembling hands that the others wrote about. Fortunately, 900 mg/day seems to be an effective dose for treating my clusters. It doesn't work every year, though. When it does, it's my favorite preventive med because the side effects are almost nil and it costs less than anything else we use.

Do be sure your doc keeps an eye on your blood levels to make sure you're not building up a high level, especially during the first year.



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