I have been physically raped by a hired sociopath psycho analyst for speaking out. I have been driven into poverty for speaking out. I have been made unemployable. Not because I am not employable or capable, but because I am being driven out. I was supposed to die. My life was such beforehand, on solid ground, so that I have so far managed to stay put. Two attorneys have told me that I am lucky because most people are destroyed. These people know what they are doing. Yet I will not stop speaking out.
There are many manufacturers of lithium. If you doctor is prescribing to you lithium carbonate ask him or her about this instead. This is true to ask if your doctor is giving your seroquel or other types of psychotropics too. Many are induced into mania from suffering emotional duress. They cannot prescribe lithium orotate because it is available over the counter. Most doctors prescribe toxic psychotropics over lithium even though lithium is superior at controlling and even remedying manic symptoms, this is what a medical doctor told me, is because the high doses they are required to prescribe of lithium can quickly cause renal failure. But that is because THEY have to prescribe such high dosages, usually 180mg or more of lithium, using the carbonate binder. But just look at the lower amounts of lithium required with the orotate as a binder, 5mg to perhaps 20mg. That is crazy low. This reduced amount of lithium can save your kidneys versus the lithium carbonate medical doctors will prescribe to ‘bring you down.’ Ask you doctor not if they can prescribe lithium orotate, but ask your doctor and also your pharmacist if from their education do they see anything harmful in your making a change from lithium carbonate to lithium orotate. See what they say. Your asking, if you have a good doctor, may make him or her very happy in doing so. You can purchase lithium orotate very cheaply over the counter on Amazon, or at most natural remedy compound pharmacies. They carry it at Dr. Jonathan Wright’s Tahoma Clinic nutritional wellness market. May good health and recovery be with you.
Here is an article about lithium: http://www.livestrong.com/article/316987-lithium-aspartate-vs-lithium-orotate/ :
Lithium aspartate and lithium orotate are gaining recognition as supplements that can help decrease signs of brain aging, slow dementia, and fight depression and addiction. Lithium is a mineral that has long been used in the treatment of bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression. Although the drug can be toxic in high doses, lithium supplements may appeal to those seeking to treat brain illnesses with natural, over-the-counter remedies. However, consult your physician before taking any supplements.
What Is Lithium?
Although the word “lithium” conjures images of psychiatric medication, it is actually a natural alkali metal salt in the same family of minerals as potassium and sodium. Lithium is extracted from mineral springs and brine pools. It is also mined from igneous rock. The two main sources of lithium in the world are Kings Mountain, North Carolina and a salt desert in the Andes Mountains of Chile.
Lithium Salt Binders
Lithium requires a binder, or transporter, to make it accessible to the body. It cannot be absorbed without this binder. Eskalith and Lithobid, the formulations of lithium prescribed to bipolar patients, use carbonate as a transporter. Carbonate is a formulation of carbon and oxygen. Orotate is a salt derived from orotic acid frequently used as a binder for mineral supplements. Aspartate comes from aspartic acid, an amino acid.
Lithium aspartate and lithium orotate are available over-the-counter and contain lower dosages of lithium than lithium carbonate, which must be prescribed by a doctor. Most proponents of low-dose lithium therapy such as Dr. Jonathan Wright recommend them equally. However, aspartate is thought to be an excitotoxin, a substance that binds to nerve cell receptors and may cause damaging over-stimulation. Marlina E. Borkwood, MSc states that excitotoxins can cause headaches, brain edema, eye inflammation, vascular system and central nervous system problems in sensitive individuals. Those who want to try low-dose lithium therapy and have experienced sensitivity to another excitotoxin, monosodium glutamate — a food additive commonly known as MSG — may wish to stick with lithium orotate.
Lithium for Alzheimer’s
Lithium supplementation is gaining recognition as a preventative measure against Alzheimer’s disease, with aspartate and orotate the binders used in the recommended supplements. According to Dr. Jonathan V. Wright, the medical director of the Renton, Washington-based Tahoma Clinic, lithium therapy can slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and senile dementia. A 2000 study conducted by Dr. Gregory Moore, director of the Brain Imaging Research Division of the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan, performed MRI scans on 10 bipolar subjects before and after four weeks of lithium treatment. The post-treatment scans revealed a significant increase in gray matter volume compared to the pre-treatment scans. Dr. Moore’s study used lithium carbonate, but proponents of lithium aspartate and lithium orotate treatment see the results as indicative of the overall efficacy of lithium against Alzheimer’s.
Lithium for Mental Illness and Addiction
Prescription lithium carbonate, along with valproic acid and lamotrigine, is a first-line mood stabilizer used for managing bipolar disorder. It is also occasionally used as an adjuvant medication for unipolar depression. According to Dr. Wright, lithium can also be helpful in treating alcoholism. He prescribes his alcoholic patients 10 mg of lithium orotate three times daily, in conjunction with dietary changes, niacin, glutamine and other supplements, and reports that the majority of his patients experience improved mood and decreased desire to drink after approximately six weeks of lithium therapy. A 2006 study published in the British Journal of Addiction reports that symptoms of alcoholism and affective disturbance decreased in patients treated with lithium carbonate.
Lithium is toxic in high doses, with symptoms of toxicity including hand tremors, excessive thirst, frequent urination, nausea and vomiting. Extreme toxicity is indicated by drowsiness, loss of coordination, muscular weakness, blurred vision and ringing in the ears. Significant weight gain is a well-known side effect that causes a portion of those prescribed lithium for mental illness to quit taking their medication. Because renal failure is possible in cases of lithium toxicity, serum monitoring of lithium levels is crucial in those taking doses high enough to treat bipolar disorder.
Applies to amitriptyline: oral tablet
In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by amitriptyline. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.
You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking amitriptyline:
Incidence not known
Abdominal or stomach pain
black, tarry stools
blood in urine or stools
burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, “pins and needles”, or tingling feelings
change in consciousness
changes in patterns and rhythms of speech
chest pain or discomfort
confusion about identity, place, and time
continuing ringing, buzzing, or other unexplained noise in ears
cool, pale skin
cough or hoarseness
decrease in frequency of urination
decrease in urine volume
decreased urine output
difficulty in breathing
difficulty in passing urine (dribbling)
difficulty in speaking
disturbance of accommodation
dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
false beliefs that cannot be changed by facts
fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
fear or nervousness
fever with or without chills
flushed, dry skin
fruit-like breath odor
general feeling of tiredness or weakness
high or low blood pressure
inability to move arms, legs, or facial muscles
inability to speak
increased need to urinate
increased ocular pressure
lack of coordination
lip smacking or puckering
loss of appetite
loss of balance control
loss of bladder control
loss of consciousness
lower back or side pain
mental depression or anxiety
muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities
muscle trembling, jerking, or stiffness
nausea and vomiting
nightmares or unusually vivid dreams
painful or difficult urination
passing urine more often
pinpoint red spots on skin
pounding in the ears
puffing of cheeks
rapid or worm-like movements of tongue
rapid weight gain
seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
severe muscle stiffness
shakiness and unsteady walk
shortness of breath
sores, ulcers, or white spots on lips or in mouth
stiffness of limbs
sudden loss of consciousness
swelling of face, ankles, or hands
swelling or puffiness of face
talking or acting with excitement you cannot control
trouble in speaking
twisting movements of body pain or discomfort in arms, jaw, back, or neck
unable to sleep
uncontrolled chewing movements
uncontrolled movements, especially of arms, face, neck, back, and legs
unexplained weight loss
unpleasant breath odor
unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination
unusual bleeding or bruising
unusual tiredness or weakness
unusually pale skin
upper right abdominal pain
vomiting of blood
weakness in arms, hands, legs, or feet
weight gain or loss
yellow eyes and skin
If any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking amitriptyline, get emergency help immediately:
Symptoms of Overdose
low body temperature
weak or feeble pulse
Some of the side effects that can occur with amitriptyline may not
need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during
treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional
may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of
these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are
bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:
Misty Upham’s August: Osage County co-star Juliette Lewis speaks out against speculation that the late actress committed suicide.
As family and friends of actress Misty Upham mourn the confirmation of her death, her August: Osage County co-star Juliette Lewis has taken to Twitter to refute speculation that it was a suicide.
Upham, whose body was discovered Thursday in Washington after she had been missing for almost two weeks — had last been seen leaving her apartment in Auburn, Wash., on Oct. 5.
“#RIPMistyUpham I am in shock and grief,” Lewis tweeted Thursday as news spread that the 32-year-old actress’ body had been identified by her father, Charles Upham. “I pray the police do a murder investigation. They’re saying not ‘foul play’ when of course it is. Misty spoke out alot against injustices within Native community. And had known enemies. Police must do an investigation.”
According to Lewis, Upham had told her she “felt she could be murdered” before her death.
Misty told me about horrible violence she suffered on NA reservations She felt she coul be murdered! Bcuz she was vocal #ThisIsNOTaSUICIDE
— Juliette Lewis (@JulietteLewis) October 17, 2014
Charles Upham told ET on Monday that his 32-year-old daughter had a history of psychiatric problems. “She started slipping into bouts of panic attacks, depression and anxiety,” he said. According to a report in People, police have responded to Misty’s apartment four times for suicide calls in the last year.
Concerned that officials didn’t consider her disappearance suspicious, Charles pled for help from police and the public to help find her, posting frequent updates to Facebook. “I don’t believe she took her own life,” he told ET then. “I believe when she left here, she was disoriented, maybe wandered into the woods, fell down and couldn’t get up.”
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, American Indians are two-and-a-half times more likely to experience sexual assault crimes compared to all other races, and one in three Indian women reports having been raped during her lifetime. Amnesty International also reports that there is evidence that Indigenous women are more likely than other women to suffer additional violence at the hands of their attackers.
Lewis also took to her Instagram to share a photo of her with Misty, writing, “Misty Upham survived many things that many don’t early on in life. She fought for the voiceless fiercely. She understood suffering and the deepest pain. She had a presence everyone saw and felt. It is this presence that will continue. Out of the dark space in which her light got dimmed. I will remember her as tuff. Wise. Funny. Spiritual. And hopeful. This is another great reminder to call and check on someone when you think to. Not when it’s too late. RIPMistyUpham.”
Us Weekly December 4, 2014 9:40 AM
Late actress Misty Upham, who starred in movies like August: Osage County and Django Unchained, died of blunt-force injuries, the King County medical examiner revealed Wednesday, Dec. 3, according to the Associated Press.
The office updated its findings on Wednesday, saying that Upham specifically sustained injuries to her head and torso. The actress died at age 32 on Oct. 5 — the same day her family had reported her as missing. It would be another 11 days before relatives discovered her body in a ravine in Auburn, Wa.
Upham’s disappearance and death have been shrouded by dueling reports. Local police said they believed the injuries were the result of a fall, but the exact circumstances of her death still remain a mystery. Auburn Police Commander Steve Stocker told a local NBC outlet in October that detectives “did everything we could on this case.”
Her family, meanwhile, has spoken out against local authorities, saying they were uncooperative in the initial search phase when Upham disappeared.
“I really think the police could’ve been more proactive,” the late actress’ father Charles Upham told Us. He claimed that Stocker refused to change his daughter’s status to endangered after she had vanished on Oct. 5.
According to a Washington state medical examiner’s office, Upham died on the same day she had
disappeared. “We could’ve resuscitated her,” the grieving father told Us. “Or, at the very least, we could’ve had an open casket, you know? And we pleaded with them, begged with them.”
In the weeks leading up to her death, Upham discussed her fears of local police with her loved ones. Upham’s August: Osage County costar Juliette Lewis took to social media to question the cause of her friend’s death. “Misty told me about horrible violence she suffered on NA reservations,” Lewis claimed in one tweet. “She felt she could be murdered! Bcuz she was vocal #ThisIsNOTaSUICIDE.” Read more of Lewis’ thoughts on Upham’s shocking death.
Charles reaffirmed these claims to Us, saying: “Misty was afraid of the cops… [she was] ridiculed, taunted, and harassed the last time they picked her up to bring her to the hospital.”
The Auburn PD subsequently denied the family’s claims, insisting that they did everything from their end to find the actress. “There have been no mistreatment complaints…from Ms. Upham, her family, MultiCare Auburn Medical Center, King County Sheriff’s Office, Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, or elected officials at the City of Auburn,” the department said in a statement, while promising that it will “continue to search for answers to unravel the mystery behind [Upham’s] passing.”
according to Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisa_Nowak: Also found were $585.00 (USD) and £41.00 (GBP) in cash and four brown paper bags with 69 orange pills that were not publicly identified