I was passing through and saw your post about
Lithium. Yes, as Kitt and Darren said it is mainly used as a mood stabilizer and it has been around and used for a while now. I know where your pdoc is coming from, you said nothing else seems to be working. Your pdoc is looking for other alternatives. The only thing is that Lithium is usually not the med to help with depression, it only helps a small group of people. Most pdocs try Lamictal first, which also has mood stabilizing properties.
Yes, you also would need to get bloodwork done every 2 weeks for a short while, then every months, to every three months. It's not too bad, just annoying in the beginning.
Remember there are a lot of medications out there, you do not have to take anything you feel uncomfortable about
. The internet has a lot of resources out there. Here is a link to a site that I found helpful. Best Wishes!
Only by seeking challenges can we hope to find the best in ourselves. ~Robert Rodriguez
Don't let your yesterday ruin your today.
Post Edited (Olivia2005) : 5/26/2008 2:01:09 PM (GMT-6)