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Re: Non-prescription lithium products Lamdage22

Posted by ed_uk2010 on February 26, 2015, at 7:57:40

In reply to Re: Non-prescription lithium products, posted by Lamdage22 on February 24, 2015, at 3:28:17

>What does "not often" mean? like 3 out of 100?

It's not possible to say, because there isn't a study for your specific medication combination.

>Young People meaning People below the Age of xx?

Risk increases gradually with age, as far as I know. It doesn't suddenly become high risk after a certain age. Overall, tardive dyskinesia is much more common in people over ~ 60.

>What can i do to protect myself?

Evidence comes from a combination of animal studies and small trials in humans, mainly using older antipsychotics.

Certain supplements may be helpful:

Vitamin E. You could consider taking up to a maximum of 400 units once daily. Do not take more, too much vitamin E is bad for you.

Vitamin C. You could take a supplement eg. 200mg/day.

Vitamin B complex. Vitamin B6 is possibly useful in TD. Huge doses can cause side effects - avoid. A vitamin B complex containing B6 might be suitable.

Fish oil - fish oil supplements may be useful in psychosis and possibly in TD. You could take a few capsules per day, depending on the brand.

Melatonin - there is a very small amount of evidence that some people with TD may be helped by melatonin. Although there is no evidence that melatonin prevents TD, it might be beneficial as an antioxidant. It could also reduce your insomnia slightly.

 

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