This lithium is not prescribed by my psychiatrist who instead wants me to take 450 mg of venlafaxine
. The fact that I was taking 600 mg of venlafaxine
in February, and it didn’t work then, doesn’t seem to matter to him.
My plan is to continue on 600 mg of lithium for the next 3 weeks, and if I feel better, tell my psychiatrist to put me on it officially, so that I can monitor the plasma level, kidney function, thyroid function, etc.