wemble Posted July 29, 2011 Share Posted July 29, 2011 after many failed attempts at anti psychotics and still cycling while on just lithium, my pdoc has put me on a combo of lithium (750mg and 900mg on alternating days) and depakote (500mg). we've just started on this, so he seems to think there'll still be some dosage adjusting to do, but wanted to get my initial levels first. eventually he wants to even out my lithium dose (taking JUST 750 or JUST 900) which would be nice and he's hoping that the depakote can pick up where the lithium leaves off (it takes care of the brunt of the work, just not all of it). we're hoping that my moods will stop cycling, my head will clear up (i'm in need of some cognitive glue, as he called it ), and that these left over psychotic symptoms i get from time to time will stop (they show up as soon as i cross over into the edges of an episode - esp. mixed or manic). has anyone had any luck with this combo or a similar one (two+ mood stabilizers)? i actually feel hopeful about this (unlike how i was feeling with the anti psychotics) but of course it's a game of playing with the dose and wait and see. i'm just hoping we're moving in the right direction finally. thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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