Moody Posted June 27, 2011 Share Posted June 27, 2011 I have been taking 300mg of instant release lithium for four days now. I have been in a mixed state for the past month, so I have had horrible agitation/anxiety plus depression. I am supposed to increase my lithium dose to 600mg tonight, but here's the thing, I could feel the lithium working after the second dose. I feel calmer and I have been able to cut my klonopin dose in half. My side effects are not bad so far, I am tired and my stomach feels a little upset, but thats about it. So do you think it is a good idea to increase to 600 even though I seem to be having some results at 300mg? Should I stay at 300mg for a week and get a blood test? I have always responded to very low doses of ADs and AAPs, but I know lithium is a different type of med. I am going to call my pdoc today and ask her, of course, but I always value the real life experiences of the folks here. Has anyone been at a lithium dose below 600mg? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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