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03/26/2009 12:14 PM

Not Feeling So Hot

Goatman
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This is my 3rd day of 1200mg lithium, along with 60prozac,450wellbutrin,

300seroquel, 22.5 oxzazapam, 1mg clonezapam prn.

I've improved substantially after start the first doseage of lithium (600mg),

I went to the gym today, and the truth is all I want to do is lie on the couch.

There's still a little something going on with me. Dam it, meds take FOREVER

to WORK.Still not 100% on my game. How long is itgonna take!!??

Goatman

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03/26/2009 12:47 PM
ApRiLGeTsAngry77

Goatman- I am sorry you are not feeling your best. I don't think anyone can answer how long it is going to take. You just got to hang in there!

03/26/2009 12:53 PM
Dit
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I agree with ApRiLGets, hard to know how long it will take before you feel better. I've been taking Lithium for 13 yrs and has kept me fairly well. Used to take 1200 mg, last month, got reduced to 900. A lot of people say Lithium has been a God-Send for them. It has been for me I know. Ermm

03/26/2009 01:53 PM
Goatman
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thanks!

03/26/2009 03:26 PM
rmm164
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It might take a while. Hang in there.

03/26/2009 04:14 PM
neondreams
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Goatman,

The length of time it takes meds to work varies from person to person. Hang in there! You've been doing so well lately. Remember that. Smile


03/26/2009 05:41 PM
Ele
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You have been doing better and you even felt like going to the gym! That is great.

03/26/2009 10:33 PM
Goatman
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Thanks everyone. I heard something disturbing tonight.

I was asking my pharmacist Lance, about the lithium,

and it's theuraputic level.Whether or not I'll feel any

better, once it's attained. He told me, like everyone ...

TIME.He ALSO told me some people NEVER come out

of it! I said that's not what I needed to hear!

He said, would you rather I lie?

Whaddya think people, is this true?

Goatman


03/26/2009 11:17 PM
neondreams
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Goatman,

I hate to say it, but yes, it's true. Some people have what is called med-resistant bipolar or med-resistant depression.

However, based on what you've told us, I don't think that you do. You've been doing really, really well as of late.


03/27/2009 12:27 AM
jennywren
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ECT has been found to be benefical for those with drug resistant bipolar. Not that I am suggestion that you will need to go that path.

So there is some hope for those with drug resistant Bipolar.

JennyWren

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