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Re: Non-prescription lithium products Lamdage22

Posted by ed_uk2010 on February 23, 2015, at 11:45:26

In reply to Re: Non-prescription lithium products, posted by Lamdage22 on February 23, 2015, at 4:29:49

>Oh i dont remember exactly. Maybe 300 or 400. Weight gain was my complaint!

You'd be able to take 100mg of lithium carbonate with no side effects, I imagine. You might benefit.

>I think im making a switch to clozapine to avoid tardive akathisia and tardive dyskinesia.

Do you have risk factors such as a history of acute movement disorders with your current meds?

Clozapine causes excessive salivation very frequently, which is mainly a problem at night. It's common for people to wake up to a wet pillow. Are you OK with the blood tests? - initially weekly.

Clozapine is one of the most sedating antipsychotics. You would probably sleep well on it. It seems to reduce suicidal thinking and psychotic symptoms more effectively than any other APs. Although you would need to reduce your current meds gradually (and probably overlap them with clozapine when starting), you probably wouldn't need to take any other antipsychotic in combination with clozapine on a long-term basis.

 

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