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!!!
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?
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.
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