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Re: @SLS whats the word on nortriptyline? Lamdage22

Posted by SLS on September 27, 2015, at 7:15:15

In reply to Re: @SLS whats the word on nortriptyline?, posted by Lamdage22 on September 27, 2015, at 1:08:38

> No, i will not abort this trial early. I woke up early-ish (7AM) today which is not a bad sign. Also it will be good for my bowel movements if i get some "constipation" in there. Metformin softens that stuff big time.
> You know what, Scott? When i further reduce my antipsychotics, i could get on 300-400 mg Lithium like you. (With the help of Metformin against the weight gain). Have you ever tried to lower the Lithium dosage? Does your current dosage give you more effect than a low dosage like, say 50mg? I am asking because i wonder if higher dose lithium would give me any benefits beyond cutting out suicidal thoughts. Currently it only curbs suicidal thoughts. Nothing more and nothing less. Its a pie in the sky though because i will need significant amounts of time to wein off of the antipsychotics further.
> Ha, i love me some english sayings.
> What do you think?

I have not tried dosages of lithium below 300 mg/day for any length of time. I am reluctant to make any changes right now. I need to allow things to stabilize since increasing Parnate to 120 mg/day without jumping up and down in dosage. From what I understand, even 100 mg/day of lithium can help prevent Alzheimers Dementia. For sure, 450 mg/day is too much for me. At that dosage, I experience dysphoria and flat affect.

If I were in your position, I would make the addition of nortriptyline the only change you make. Hopefully, you will find the right dosage, respond, and stabilize. If you still feel like you would like to adjust your other drugs, you will be able to more accurately evaluate the need for each one and its optimal dosage. This might take some time to accomplish, but if you are feeling well, what's the rush?

Have you ever heard of a supplement called resveratrol? Nobody seems to know much about it.

Good luck.

- Scott

Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.

- George Bernard Shaw




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