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Low dose lithium the all-in-one cure?

I just found an extremely well organized article on what low dose lithium can do apart from the usual mood stabilization. Thought there should be awareness of this since people are running out of medication options/alternatives or they are either very treatment resistant.

Why low dose?
Low dose usually refers to reducing as much harm reduction without disturbing its therapeutic effects you get from actual/higher dose.

Here is the list of things that low dose lithium can help with the following:

Addiction
  • Alcoholism Recovery
  • Alcohol-related Problems
  • Addictions / Addictive Tendencies
Aging
  • Senile Dementia
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Premature/Signs of Aging
Autoimmune
  • Hyperthyroidism
Circulation
  • Increased Risk of Stroke
Immunity
  • Chronic Fatigue / Fibromyalgia Syndrome
Infections
  • STD Herpes II
  • CMV Infection
  • Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)
  • Colds and Influenza
  • Low White Count
Mental
  • Anxiety
  • Poor Memory
  • Bipolar Disorder, Manic-Depressive
Metabolic
  • Headaches, Cluster
Musculo-Skeletal
  • Gout / Hyperuricemia
Nervous System
  • Seizure Disorder
  • Nervous Breakdown Tendency
Risk
  • Increased Risk of Alzheimer's / Dementia
Skin-Hair-Nails
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis

http://www.digitalnaturopath.com/treat/T28305.html

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Been wanting to try this for a long time. Put it off because I couldn't decide which brand to get.


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is it useful for anger management.
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Yes. Definitely.

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Wow I've glad I found this post. I'm going to print this off and show it to my Pdoc. I've been treatment resistant and a low dose of Lithium combined with my Anafranil (Clomipramine) sounds like a good experiment.
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Haha yeah, Lithium really is a super drug, I was reading the link that the OP provided and it's amazing all the benefits this drug provides. It's a wonder it's not used more extensively these days. I guess you need a good pdoc
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Haha yeah, Lithium really is a super drug, I was reading the link that the OP provided and it's amazing all the benefits this drug provides. It's a wonder it's not used more extensively these days. I guess you need a good pdoc
Well im gonna tell you i have been on lithium an it did SFA. An it nukes your liver faster than any med. A life on lithium is a short one im affraid, a case of what cures you, also kills you.
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Lithium orotate is my latest venture to treat inconsistent mood levels. I'm phasing out Stablon its proving too expensive for me. 3 tabs cost $3. Having a love affair with stablon i will still keep and use it as prn basis.

I have ordered the Advance Research one, lets see how it goes.

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so, no nasty side effects at low dose?

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How does dosing work for Lithium Orotate? I think I may invest in this next week.
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so, no nasty side effects at low dose?
virtually no side effects forget the nasty ones and im strictly talking about Lithium Orotate infact from what its been researched its neuroprotective and grows lost brain cells.
More reason to take lithium.

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How does dosing work for Lithium Orotate? I think I may invest in this next week.
Its depends on what you are trying to treat.

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No Side Effects to My Lithium

I'm not sure about the low dose, I've been taking 600mg twice a day since October 2008 and have had no side effects. In the states you can get the generic capsules at Walmart for $4/month. They charge more for the tablets so make sure your script is written for capsules.
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Everybody is different. What works for some people might do nothing for others. If you find something that works for you, then go for it! Anything that helps you get better helps you get better.
Lithium orotate (available OTC) is different from lithium carbonate (prescription). From everything I have read, orotate is safer for you and is used in a lower dose. I tried it once and it worked for what I needed it for.

I feel more like I do now than I did a while ago.
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