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09/05/2008 05:29 PM

Lithium....how long does it take to take effect?

mariel24h
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Hello, I have started taking Lithium for a week now. I am still feeling crappy. Soemone said it may take a while for it to take full effect. Any insight on this one?
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09/05/2008 07:15 PM
SunshineJewel
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When I took Lithium, I am pretty sure I remember being told it could take four weeks or more to fully kick in...just try to hang in there and have faith that it'll work!

09/05/2008 08:13 PM
tmcd
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i agree. lithium takes awhile to take effect. i've been on it for a couple of years and it took a good month before it was doing what it should.

patience is a virtue in this case. terry


09/06/2008 05:39 AM
jritchie
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Yeah, hang in there. When I started mine, it took about 3 weeks and I started feeling better. I know it's hard to wait Smile You'll be okay, just think about that every time you take a pill, say 'this is one more toward the time I'll feel better' Smile

05/22/2009 10:10 PM
indigorose
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depends on your motabolism and how much you are taking. lithium worked quick on me. for me lithium was the key to my freedom from all other psyc drugs. hope it works for you.

05/22/2009 10:13 PM
neondreams
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Lithium is a fast-acting mood stabilizer, but it can take 6-8 weeks before you notice a difference in how you feel.
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