I'm 32 years old. I've recently been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and am currently taking 1200mg lithium, I was on Prozac and ability before but it caused mania and was switched to lithium. I find that I'm very angry and the smallest things set me off, I told my doc and she doesn't want to change it just yet Bc my levels are good. My questions is. Does anyone else feel mad all the time being on this drug?
*Unusual excitement* is really the only psychiatric side effect listed in the literature I've read although several people on this site claim they experienced anger/rage while taking lithium. Being the major mood stabilizer it would be an unusual side effect but everyone reacts differently to every medication. When I was on lithium the only time I felt anger and rage was when I was having a hypomanic or mixed episode.
How long have you been taking the lithium and when was your last blood level taken? How long ago did you stop your Prozac and did you stop abruptly? Are you still taking Abilify?
Right after put on 300 twice a day. I shattered my ipad in a rage over little incident. Raged on teen son. Have him staying with friends til this med issue is resolved. My impulse control for anger and irratation is greatly reduced. I feel hatred towards so many folks now, even strangers, out of no where, slight offenses or just what would normally be a blip of annoyance. Like a personality change. Waiting on dr to shift or change med. A month almost wait
Not homcidal pr suicidal so er not option. Hope we both find relief.
It lifted a deep depression but at to great a cost for me.
yes!!! I do!
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