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Confused? Have low TSH so doctor is going to reduce my Synthroid, I thought it would be increased?

I have hypothyroidism for about the last 4 years thanks to Lithium. My question is that I have been on Synthroid 0.112mg (112MCG) tablets and have been doing well until recently. Had my TSH checked ...

Posted 5 Sep 2013 2 answers

How do I get off Seroquel xr - can't stand side effects?

I'm diagnosed with bipolar and ptsd - got on Lithium over a month ago and so far so good - however, the dr. added 300 mg of Seroquel xr and I'm having a terrible time with the side effects ...

Posted 5 Jan 2012 13 answers

Lithium - how long does it take?

been on lithium for 3 weeks, feel no different and still have suicidal thoughts how long does it take to work?

Posted 29 Sep 2014 5 answers

Valproic acid (depakote) vs lithium?

My husband developped a strong skin reaction to carbamazepine for bipolar. He discontinued it. The doctor wants to put him on valproic acid (depakote), but he ( my husband) is not willing to try a ...

Posted 13 days ago 3 answers

Have taken Lithium for 6 yrs weaning off while starting Lamictal is this safe and recommended?

Lithium ER Eskalath 1350mg/day along with Lamictal 25mg/ day for 2 weeks then Increase to 50mg of Lamictal for 2 weeks and decrease lithium to 900mg/day until Lamictal dose is up to100 mg then will ...

Posted 5 days ago 1 answer

Thyrotoxicosis - Will my body be predisposed to "storm" from now on,or was this a one-time thing?

physically activemale,43, dignosed with Graves' disease 30 days ago post-thyroid storm: Taking 600mg Lithium/30mg Tapazole daily. No other current or pre-existing medical condition.

Posted 4 days ago 0 answers

I've been severly depressed for 14 months had a eeg done and it showed abnormal slow brain wave?

And I feel exhausted with confusion. Can lithium help with this.?

Posted 13 days ago 1 answer

I have been on lithium for 22 years following 2 manic episodes five years apart. Was put on Zoloft,?

... Prozac, and every known antidepressant 1990-1995. Four days no sleep caused 1st episode--totally terrified out of my mind and delusional. It took an excellent shrink to finally realize that my ...

Posted 16 Feb 2015 4 answers

Bipolar Disorder - Lithium use for bipolar children?

Two years ago my son (7 at the time) was diagnosed ADHD. We recently had him re-evaluated and the psych has diagnosed him w/ early onset bipolar & ADHD. With the ADHD, he was taking Concerta and ...

Posted 18 days ago 1 answer

Bipolar Disorder - What does going in-patient entail?

I have been depressed for months starting in October. My feelings are that I am bi-polar 2. After trying lithium at first and then Wellbutrin added on because my depression persists. Her ...

Posted 18 Feb 2015 4 answers

Can lithium be stoped without weaning off?

Posted 22 Feb 2015 2 answers

I am biopolar type 1, super sensative to medications been on lithium for 32 years, works very well?

I was switched to seroquel in the beginning of december in order to take water pills which are not compatible with lithium. A very bad decision for me, but was stuck between a rock and a hard place. ...

Posted 25 Feb 2015 2 answers

What effects does lithium have on a fetus carried 10 months in its mother taking lithium?

Need further information about lithium effects on fetal heart development mentioned in the articles of your earlier answer. Can heart problems show up later? I was on lithium during my pregnancy with ...

Posted 4 Mar 2015 1 answer

Is it safe to take 300mg lithium with .5 klonipin or xanex?

Saw a psych today and he put me on lithium for bipoar/ocd and bpd tendencies. And xanex for anxiety. My gp had put me on klonipin but it makes me so tired. I am terrified of all the stuff I read ...

Posted 26 Feb 2015 2 answers

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