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Re: lithium and lamictal

Posted by undopaminergic on December 13, 2020, at 4:57:04

In reply to Re: lithium and lamictal, posted by Lamdage22 on December 13, 2020, at 3:19:27

> What I mean is that I do not need to escalate the dosage in order to get these effects and they don't weaken over time. And I am not inclined towards raising the dosage. I bet that stimulants are different.
> Are you trying to argue that Stimulants are no more addictive than Lithium?

No, a lot of people get addicted to drugs like cocaine and methamphetamine. I would, however, say that they are no more dangerous than lithium (at least at high doses). But lithium and stimulants are dangerous in different ways.

I guess the stimulants (at least those I used) work best the first time, and you need a lesser dose. However, for me, pretty soon, I found a stable dose that was still effective in keeping suicidal thoughts at bay.

> I would avoid if possible. But sometimes you need to get someone out of the hole with brute force.

Right. Incidentally, SSRIs (at least sertraline) made me more apathetic so that the risk of suicidal actions was diminished. It seemed they made me more indifferent too (part of the apathy syndrome?), and so, I guess I felt a little better, but they increased my tendency to stay in bed.





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