After counselling for breast cancer my therapist asked when me when was I really happy.This unexpected question made me realise that nearly all of the time under the influence of this drug,my life has been lived through a grey mist, with no real feeling.I would like to therefore try and reduce and eventually stop.However with the other complication of the cancer, its a difficult decision. Has anyone else been in the same situation??
I have been on lithium along Manerix since 2007 for major depressant. It only makes me feel normal. No Grey area at all. I will be on lithium for the rest of my life unless I get bad effects from being on it for so long. It has given me my life back after depressions that I have had to endure during my life time. I'm very happy and can handle anything that comes in my way now. So if you feel that it helps you cope and you feel happy why do you want to come off of it. Some of us need meds because we need it. And there is nothing wrong with that. Just my opinion.
Hi, janny! I wish I could help, but for me also lithium changed my life FROM a dull, grey void to a happy existence. I've experienced some severe medical issues in the past and my doctors helped me stay on my psych meds (they felt it very important to do so) by tailoring my other drug treatments.
I wish you all the best in whatever decision you make. WCV
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