I have been on lithium for over 20 years. I'm 52 years old now, and I am having pain and severe bloating. I was on 750 mg once a day. It was lowered because I have been toxic on many occasions. I have dropped the dosage down to 300 mg because of incredible stomach pain. The pain is much better. But the bloating and moderate pain is still there. I want to lower my dose but I am afraid of the dark depression I will experience. I have tried Ects but they weren't helpful. lithium has helped me with my suicidal thoughts. Even though I am a rapid cycle. I can deal with all of my other mood swings I still have. But physically lithium is affecting my life. I never want to eat because of the bloating and pain. And I only eat once a day.