Sam Posted March 14, 2006 Share Posted March 14, 2006 Hi! I know very little about Lithium so if y'all could fill me in a little I would appreciate it. My regular mix of meds: 200 mg Lamictal, 450 mg Wellbutrin and 20mg Lexapro. A few weeks ago, it became extremely apparent that this mix was not doing the trick. SO, my pdoc prescribed me Lithium. He has me taking 450mg in the am and 900mg at night. I guess I have been taking this for close to a week now. I called him yesterday to see if he was going to order bloodwork, because my next appointment wasn't for three weeks. He told me yesterday to go ahead and do the blood thing, so I will probably get that done Thursday at the latest. From what I have read, 1350mg seems rather high to start out with. Maybe that's some sort of crisis dosage? It seems like he would have dropped it down, though. Do the rest of my meds interact with Lithium? I am confused! Also, when do you find out what your levels are? I have to go to a separate lab to get the bloodwork done. They don't give me the results right then probably, huh? I will have to wait for them to send it over to my pdoc and wait for him to look at it before I will know if he is trying to kill me or not? This is why I picked Lamictal! I had an allergic reaction to Depakote. I haven't noticed that I am too stupid yet, but I feel like I have big clown shoes on. Yesterday I didn't eat much and I think I am paying for it today because I feel really woozy. I have been pretty tired, but in a normal way. I thought it would be a drugged up tired, but it's not. I will get plenty of sleep, then be exhausted in the afternoon and want to take a nap, and still be tired early in the evening. Not so bad, really. Anyway, any words of wisdom, voices of experience, or just plain sound advice would be much appreciated as always! Thanks, Sam Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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