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Lithium

Lithium

My doctor checked my Lithium levels and said they were "extremely low." He put me on 300 MG of Lithium XR 3X/day. He did not diagnose me as bipolar but everything I've read indicates that that's what this medication is prescribed for. Does anyone know something I don't? Also, I am perpetually EXHAUSTED!! I also take 2 MG of @Xanax 2X/ day, in addition to @Celexa. (40 MG 2X/ day. I feel like I'm walking in my sleep! Functioning is almost impossible! Any insight would be greatly appreciated!!!

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

My lithium levels were low too. My body does not absorb lithium very well.. I have to take a higher does too, for a typical reading level. I'm not not sure with you of course, but with Lithium, I found a great companion medicine in Serequel? Take it at night with Lithium a good settler kind of medicine, and helps to get to better sleep. On Xanax for a while, when experiencing some obnoxious, lose ones breath kinds of anxiety attacks. Serequel might not be right for you, but if you are unsure of a 1-2 combo with lithium, I think it is worth looking into perhaps?

posted over 2 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I am on Lithium 450 mg twice a day. I've been on it since 1996, and I have a bipolar diagnosis. It is a mood stabilizer, and I suppose he could be using that to address your depression although I'm not familiar with it being used that way. I suggest you clarify with him why he prescribed it for you, then you will know for sure.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Hi there @xanax can cause you to be drowsy as heck and the @celexa is fr serotonin levels in the brain .. it also can be causing you to be drowsy as well . Perhaps if yr not comfortable with these Side effect s go see yr Dr get him to make an fr you.. Perhaps he left out something . Like to explain why he wants you to have yr meds

edited, originally posted over 2 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I was placed on an anti-psychotic as one of the benefits of the tablet treated anxiety. I am amazed that anyone in the UK gets prescribed xanax or valium, my GP doesn't want to know.

posted over 2 years ago
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