Lithium - I am 19 yrs and doctor says I have this manic problem?
- 9 Mar 2012 by rahulgupt78
- 14 Mar 2013
- mania, lithium, doctor, medicine
I am 19 yrs and doctor says I have this manic problem. He has advised Lithium 900 mg daily to me. How long will I have to take it. Another doctor mentioned that I don't need this medicine. He said that I am not manic but I have not learnt to control my mind when I am attracted to anything and when somebody tells me to do something or refrain from doing something I get angry.
What are the side effects and how long witll I have to take it?
Somebody advise. Please
Hello rahulgupt78. How long you will be on lithium will depend on how you react to the drug. Once your body has adjusted itself to the drug, you'll be monitered to see if you might have any more lows and highs. Its possible that you remain on the drug for some time. The side effects might be weight gain, diarrhea, feeling tired, foul taste in your mouth, etc. You will have blood tests done to make sure that the lithuim in your body is working at the point where it should be. Best regards, pledge
Hi there raahulgupt, & welcome to the site. My friend Pledge has the medical side covered, but I want to ask you how long have you been this way. A recent thing or all your youth. I had a son this way, & he went to anger management classes. Found out a lot about his upbringing & his role in the family pecking order etc... being the baby of two older brothers(that can make you angry!) He stayed in talk therapy & it really helped him. Just a thought... Mary
Talk therapy has helped me alot w/the frustrations of life and realize I have no control what happens in life but only the way I react to them... good luck...
I would go to a different Dr... I don't that jump to that drug at that dosage
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