After more then a year on lithium my husband is still having very agressive an obsesive thoughts and behavior. Will it really help to add an antipsychotic drug to the lithium?'and how will the side effects be? He s already complaining about the lithium side effect.
Hi, Flo! Yes!! I take a combination of Rexulti and lithium carbonate and it's worked wonders for me. I too had very hostile and aggressive tendencies ~ to the point of violence ~ and this combo has completely erased the symptoms.
In my own experience I've not had any side effects from either drug but I'm one of those lucky people who has no side effects with any medication I've taken.
I'm surprised that after a year's time your husband would be having side effects from lithium. Is his doctor aware of them?
Best wishes, Wildcat
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