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Re: Extensive review on Lithium Orotate. Lamdage22

Posted by SLS on January 21, 2023, at 9:11:42

In reply to Re: Extensive review on Lithium Orotate., posted by Lamdage22 on January 20, 2023, at 2:31:26

> > > No side effects (that I can tell) for ME. Just being precise. I do not know about others and maybe it has a side effect that I am not aware of.

> > The first time I tried lithium, in the form of orotate salt powder, I liked the effect. Too bad I didn't measure how much I took. When I tried it again I didn't notice anything.

Lithium displays a "lithium-discontinuation lithium refractoriness" behavior for many people. One can remain in remission for years being treated with lithium monotherapy. However, when it is discontinued, and symptoms reappear - often within a matter of weeks or months - restarting lithium no longer works - ever. See the work of Robert M. Post, MD on PubMed on this issue.

> > I wouldn't be opposed to trying <=450 mg of the carbonate. Maybe if vortioxetine doesn't work out, I'll suggest it for augmentation.

If adding lithium to vortioxetine doesn't help, consider taking it taking it at 300 mg/day, especially if there is any kind of transient improvement beginning within the first 48 hours. When I first added lithium to a regime that included Parnate. This was the go-to strategy at Columbia Presbyterian if Parnate monotherapy failed. I felt a brief improvement within the first 12 hours of the first dose.

> I think its good that we all have doctors. Sometimes our pharmaceutical ideas sound great to us, but are contraindicated for some reason that we don't know of.

Absolutely!

Besides, clinical psychiatrists see a much larger population of real patients than anyone on Psycho-Babble can claim to. Plus, they keep up with the most current news and confer with colleagues to find out their treatment experiences.

The good ones.


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