Re: Lithium - Im new to it.
I have had your symptoms and it took me YEARS to find the right medications. I am on abilify, lexapro and seroquel. Not the time released seroquel, just the regular one. I find it perfect, as perfect as it could get after suffering from your same symptoms. The time released seroquel was not effective enough, the regular one is just fine, I sleep and wake up refreshed. I do not have to have blood tests with the abilify. I am able to concentrate and retain information...I am in school and that is very important. The abilify keeps me balanced with the lexapro. Everyone is different, but the change has enabled me to keep my hair from falling out and I feel like I can cope a lot better and have little to no mood swings. The seroquel makes me sleep and only for the time I want to be asleep. I don't know if this helps you, but it sure has helped me. Good luck to you and HUGS!!!!