Following medical advice, I recently stopped taking Lithium after 22 years continuous treatment. I seem to be getting withdrawal symptoms (the symptoms are similar to some of those of hypothyroidism). Please can anyone with experience of Lithium cessation tell me what to expect?
12 Aug 2011
I had hypothyroidism before I started taking Lithium. I don't think lithium causes hypothyroidism. I know that It can cause Diabetes..I know that Lithium can raise your blood sugar. I think it can cause your fingernail to be thin and brittle but I can live with that with short nails
You need to drink plenty of water when your on Lithium.
- Lithium Information for Consumers
- Lithium Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lithium (detailed)
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