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Re: Lithium appointment - combined doses? Chloe

Posted by BarbaraCat on May 26, 2002, at 21:11:40

In reply to Re: Lithium appointment - combined doses? Mitch BarbaraCat, posted by Chloe on May 26, 2002, at 20:31:55

One day of that was enough. The trippy stuff was fun but the nausea and tremors weren't - don't think we're going to be seeing lithium as the new rave drug. I'm back to taking 300mg twice a day as before. It's doing the trick for me and I don't have any major side effects that I'm aware of. This once a day dosing method seems very bizarre to me. I'll bet whoever came up with the idea was not bipolar and did not self test.

About the paradoxical benzo effect - how do you do on opiods? When I take hydrocodone I'm ready to go out on the town. I know this is not uncommon as Elizabeth on this board has had great AD response from an opiod. The whole subject of paradoxical drug responses is fascinating. I think I'll start a thread on that one. - Barbara

> > Hi Mitch and Chloe,
> > Following your posts and funny thing, I just started taking lorezapam. Still on Remeron, lithium of course, but Klonopin wasn't doing it for me. Really needed something to settle me down when I ran out of lithium recently due to my mail order pharmacy taking it's sweet time. Klonopin has always mellowed me for about an hour and then I felt like the jitters were just under the surface. So, I'm doing this trial with lorezapam 'just to see'. So far it's much more sedating, and that's exactly what I'm looking for in a benzo. When I need to be active, driving, doing Costco, whatever, Klonopin is fine. But sometimes a girl just wants to chill.
> Barbara
> Wow, what a "trip" you described when you took all your Li at once. I imagine your body thought that you were doubling the dose, and it just wasn't ready for it. Have you stuck with it, to see if your body adjusts, or was one day of that enough? I would be interested to hear.
> It's nice to have a benzo if you need it. And isn't fascinating how everyone's "mileage varies" with meds. For me, lorazapam wound me up! And K seems to do that to you after an hour or so. Very strange. So glad you got a good "chill pill." :)
> Chloe




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