I been on lithium sulfate since January 450mg to 600 mg back to 300 I shake like a leaf now I feel like my legs areally going to give out from under me could this all be signs of having toxic levels
Hi, erca! Have you had a blood test to determine your lithium level? Weakness could be a sign but the symptoms of toxicity are generally diarrhea, dizziness, nausea, stomach pains and vomiting.
At any rate, you should talk to your doctor tomorrow because you need to find out if this is related to your lithium dose or if there is another underlying cause that needs to be diagnosed.
Best regards, Wildcat
PS, I take 1800mg daily with no harmful effects.
When i first started lithium i was on a higher dose. I had really bad shakes. Could not sign my name or hokd a coffee cup properly! I was lije that for about 10 months! It got better with time! Now after a few years went down to 600mgs. Have been on lithium for 10 years now! Just get your levels checked about every 6 months!
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