etkearne Posted October 25, 2010 Share Posted October 25, 2010 So, I was recently stabilized with the combination of 1500mg of Lithium and 10mg Zyprexa. I take both all together at night, which makes me nauseous, but I have less tremors in the day. My pdoc told me to do it if I could live with the nausea. So, this brings me to the topic. When I was stabilized with these meds together (plus some others that aren't really aimed at the Bipolar aspect), he told me, with a big smile, that he sees this as the most effective combination he's worked with for bipolar with my features: agitation, full-out psychosis, anger, etc. Obviously, not everyone can do this combination, as it involves two relatively risk-laden meds. Also, I am sure many have tried it with failure. I will say, though, that it didn't work until I was all the way up to 1500mg of Lithium, which is (remind me fellow Lithium-ers??) a pretty solid amount. I just wanted to see if anyone else has gotten relief from this combination in particular. I had known for awhile that Zyprexa was a "keeper", but then had to try out Trileptal and Lamictal before Lithium. But those were my choices. My pdoc suggested Lithium from the beginning, but having seen the shaky hands of some of my relatives who take it, I was scared off. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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