My doctor just added Lithium to my drug cocktail of Wellbutrin, Trileptal, took me off of Abilify 20 mg, and put me on Seroquel XR. The first day I slept all day. Now I seem to be an insomniac and cant sleep. Anyone got any Lithium stories to share?
Are any of you on Lithium?
- 19 Aug 2011 by cryssy1
- 24 August 2011
Boy that's a lot of changes for your body to make all at once. I would give things a couple of months to settle down before I made any judgments on how it is working. When i was on Lithium it caused me to have severe stomach cramps up until about 2 pm everyday. My vision was also very blurry - couldn't see to read. I lasted 18 months like this before I insisted that I be taken off of it. Hopefully your body will settle down and adjust. Best wishes -
I was put on Seroquel for major depression and had a psychiotic episode. I was admitted to hospital for 6 months because of this. I now take Lithium and Manerix. The Lithium gave me the shakes really bad for months. I couldn't even write properly. Later it settled. After a year though I got hypothyroid. I now take Synthroid for that. I still would not change meds because the Lithium gave me my life back. I'm no longer depressed and very happy.
Hope this helps you.
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