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Old 10-05-2011, 09:29 AM   #1
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Lithium needing adjustment?

It has been a LONG time since I have posted here and have had many positive changes in my life. I am working full time, preparing for a management position at work, got off SSDI-making friends and generally being a part of things I never dreamt I could be a part of since BP 1.

Recently though, my sleep has become erratic and my energy level has increased-a good combination for my employer, but a distressing one for me and my family. I have a doctor appt next week and he has been on the fence about bumping up my Lithium dose. He is probably the most cautious prescribing doctor I have ever been to. Right now I am at 1200 mg daily-he wants 1500 mg, I also take Seroquel and Adderall. Am I being mindful of my illness or not mindful enough. I haven't had ANY med changes for several years. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.

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Old 10-06-2011, 08:36 PM   #2
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Re: Lithium needing adjustment?

Your already at a the usual "max" for Lithium....the Adderall can definitely interrupt sleep and increase energy, also Seraquel in higher doses can interrupt sleep and give you that "go all day" feeling for some folks. You don't mention what dose your taking. But it may be time to add an anti-depressant, or sleep medication to counteract all the "up" effects of the other meds your on.

Good luck and let us know how it goes.


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