Good Morning and Gentle Hugs to you. I am so sorry you are feeling so low.
I do not take Lithium but it is an old, tried and true drug that has helped millions over the years. Lithium, discovered in 1817, was noticed to have mood stabilizing properties in the late 1800s. If it will help you and you are comfortable with it then I would recommend trying it.
What is your dose on the Cymbalta? ( Only if you want to share that dose :) ) I take Cymbalta and have been as high as 120 mg on my dose but currently back down to 60 mg per day.
I will keep you in my prayers and please know I care. Kitt
Since Lithium is a mood stabaliser, is it more commonly used in Bi-Polar patients than in Depression (As far as I know) so you may get more joy from the BP forum on Lithium. I have not taken it myself but I do know its been around for many, MANY years (As Kitt has said) and is a tried and tested drug. The only down-side is that you have to keep having your bloods done to check the levels (Similar to Warfarin).
Post Edited (Olivia2005) : 5/26/2008 2:01:09 PM (GMT-6)
Again, thank you everyone for replying. I'm so confused on what to do. I'm wondering why the pdoc doesn't increase the cymbalta? But, I do know I am very depressed & something has got to change. I just sit around praying, willing myself to feel better. I also know taking the narcotic is working against me. But, unless I have this possible cervical fusion, well, I can't live in pain & there's no guarantee that th surgery will work. I did receive my acceptance letter from SSDI, not sure on the $ part yet, but, I'm accepted until 2011. So, I need to get better & stop wasting so much of lifes precious time.
All of you have made me feel better just by being concerned & showing you care. I'm very guity of just reading threads & not replying cuz it just takes too much energy to think sometimes cuz my head is so confused/spinning. I will find out Wed if Im going to have surgery or another epidural shot in the neck. I don't want to give up so quick, but, the inj only helped a little & of course I want to be fixed NOW. God Bless