Wondering if a manic phase could have been triggered by drinking a couple of glasses of wine every few days
lithium ↔ food
Moderate Food Interaction
Alcohol can increase the nervous system side effects of lithium such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with lithium. Do not use more than the recommended dose of lithium, and avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medication affects you. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns.
I have been on lithium for 9 years. After a year my psychiatrist said I could have a drink or two. I can drink but it can hit you quite quickly. Be careful and use your own judgement. Now it's been so long I have no effects on it but my lithium is only 600 mgs now.
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