Bipolar Medications to Research

Mood stabilizers (probably not – risk numbing joy?)

NO Lithium: Drug Uses, Dosage and Side Effects –

Lithium affects the flow of sodium through nerve and muscle cells in the body. Sodium affects excitation or mania.

Lithium toxicity can cause death. Lithium is a medicine with a narrow range of safety and toxicity can occur if you take only slightly more than a recommended dose.

Much safer to figure out sodium dosage.
Currently 1g, consider 2g?

NO Lamotrigine Uses, Side Effects & Warnings –

Call your doctor at once if you have signs of other serious side effects, including: fever, swollen glands, severe muscle pain, bruising or unusual bleeding, yellowing of your skin or eyes, headache**, neck stiffness, **vomiting, confusion, or increased sensitivity to light.

Anti-psychotic (maybe, look at how they function vs Oxygen and Folic Acid/Methylation)

NO Seroquel: Drug Uses, Dosage & Side Effects –

While you are taking this medicine, you may be more sensitive to temperature extremes such as very hot or cold conditions. Avoid getting too cold, or becoming overheated or dehydrated. Drink plenty of fluids, especially in hot weather and during exercise. It is easier to become dangerously overheated and dehydrated while you are taking this medication.

NO Risperidone: Uses, Dosage, Side Effects –

Risperidone may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert. Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of this medicine.

Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have fever, stiff muscles, confusion, sweating, fast or uneven heartbeats, restless muscle movements in your face or neck, tremor (uncontrolled shaking), trouble swallowing, feeling light-headed, or fainting.

Midodrine & salt to stay awake during day for 8 hours of sleep at night

Goal, 8 hours nightly in one block and/or meds and/or stable back at baseline.

So far meds is a no. Stable and baseline both need metrics.