december_brigette Posted October 1, 2007 Share Posted October 1, 2007 hi all, a while back i was on 900mg of lithium and it really worked for me. it lessened my depressions and stopped the anger & rage. then i got preggers, dramatically reduced the amount of lithium i was taking, and then stopped it all together. pdoc very aware of all this. after giving birth, i was supposed to start up the lithium again (not breastfeeding....so no worries about that). however, it just seems like i cant. i get horrible headaches, i still get the odd "severe" pain in my girlie parts. and when im in that pain i take advil - which is a nsaid and not supposed to be taken while on lithium. lately pain management over-rules depression, anger & rage. but i know i need something. because my last depressive episode was horrible. see the bp board. ive attempted to do research on alternative medications to lithium. but all the info swirls in my head and confuses me even more. i have a pdoc appt this week and would love to walk in saying "here's my research i wanna try_______." instead of getting to the appt and saying "uh..brain..buzz." which is usually the case. and then there is a HUGE part of me that says no med changes. but i'd like to be less depressed, angry & rageful.... uh... db Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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