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Re: lithium rjlockhart37

Posted by SLS on January 14, 2023, at 16:08:55

In reply to Re: lithium, posted by rjlockhart37 on January 14, 2023, at 0:18:03

A couple of things, RJ.

1. 900 mg/day of lithium usually ends up being the lowest dosage that will produce an anti-manic effect. 1200 mg/day is about average, but many people need 1500 mg/day or higher.

2. You might do better working with the specialists that you would find in an inpatient setting. I think you need to be monitored closely. Is your outpatient doctor a psychiatrist? Who is making treatment decisions? Do you follow your doctor's instructions? Do you do things that you don't want your doctor to know about?

Since you find lithium helpful at 900 mg/day, I encourage you to go higher if your doctors suggest it. Measuring your blood concentration of lithium will help guide dosing. There are so many antipsychotics available, how would you go about choosing one? How would a specialist choose one?

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