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keepingthefaith
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   Posted 5/24/2008 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I also posted on the depression board.  Has anyone had expience with this drug.  They want me to take it to boost the cymbalta.  I'm so depressed & can't get on with even the simplest things.  God Bless
Dx with CD 1987, 3 resections, 3 abcess sx, DDD neck/2 hernitated disks w/cervical radculpathy, DDD back & hips, bulging disk, Major depression/anxiety, kidney stones & sx to remove, now 45 yrs old.  Still trying to figure this disease out & of course all the little extra complications that come with this rollarcoaster of a life with CD. Possible cervical neck fusion to be scheduled.
 
Meds:Humira 40mg every other wk, Imuran .75 daily, welchol 625 x 3 daily, cymbalta 60 mg daily, fish oil, vit e,folic acid,Vit B12,inject monthly, Oscal w/Vit D, vicodin 4-5 daily 7.5
 
         
 
 


nervymeg
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   Posted 5/24/2008 11:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there, I really don't know anything about lithium other than what I have seen with other people.  I have a friend with bi-polar disorder and it has really had a positive impact on her life.  She is more stable and level than before.  I wish you all the best and I'm sure someone else will be along soon wuth some more knowledge.

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wen4003
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   Posted 5/25/2008 9:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi there,
 
While I was on Lithium - about 6 months, I was doing great.  But the levels of it your blood have to be checked every so often to make sure you aren't toxic.  I'm not sure what the happens if you do become toxic.  Well, when my blood level came back, I was in the toxic range.  So I had to be taken off it, and put on something else. 
 
If you do go on this med, like with anything other type of med, it may work differently for you than it does for others.  Don't go just by my experience with it, it may work very well with you.  But make sure to have those levels checked (I forget how often it needs to be done, but you can find out from your doc).
 
I hope some of this info. has helped you.  Let us know what happens.
 
Take care and good luck,
Wen

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keepingthefaith
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 331
   Posted 5/25/2008 11:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for repling, I appreciate all & everyone of your suggestions.  My doc is very good & explained to me about the blood levels/salt in our bodies.  I just can't keep feeling this way.  I used to be so outgoing, witty, Fun, thats when I met my hubby.  Since we've been married, well the month prior to our wedding I've been sick, off work & not the person I used to be.  God help me.

Dx with CD 1987, 3 resections, 3 abcess sx, DDD neck/2 hernitated disks w/cervical radculpathy, DDD back & hips, bulging disk, Major depression/anxiety, kidney stones & sx to remove, now 45 yrs old.  Still trying to figure this disease out & of course all the little extra complications that come with this rollarcoaster of a life with CD. Possible cervical neck fusion to be scheduled.
 
Meds:Humira 40mg every other wk, Imuran .75 daily, welchol 625 x 3 daily, cymbalta 60 mg daily, fish oil, vit e,folic acid,Vit B12,inject monthly, Oscal w/Vit D, vicodin 4-5 daily 7.5
 
         
 
 

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