It's one of the most natural medications available.
This has been my primary argument for Lithium. Its long history is another thing that made me feel safer with it than with other medications. Doctors have tried to convince me to use other meds citing that Lithium has so many known side effects but part of that does have to do with how long we have been paying attention to it and the number of times it has been used. Another thing, as you say, has to do with those higher-level doses.
My primary care suggested I start back on 600 mg per day. The dose I was on a year ago was 1050 mg/day. I already feel a LOT better. I had no crying spells at all yesterday or Monday. I had already dosed myself with 300 mg/day for 3 days before we spoke on Monday morning and I increased it. I'm not stabilized but semi-functional.
Honestly, I am a Lithium fan. I really don't want to be on anything else. It was my only daily medication for years. My thyroid thing did scare me (though all I have is a nontoxic goiter) but I think the dose I was on really did play a big part in that.
Thank you.atypical antipsychotic called Latuda
I don't know much about Latuda yet, but Stellazine gave me tardive dyskenesia. I was damned lucky that it went away. I had it for probably 3 years, though, after only about a week of that medication and that was some seriously difficult shit to deal with. That said, I am basically terrified of antipsychotics. I realize that it may be worth thinking about based on things I have read, but I think my fear is still very much biased against it.