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Confused? Have low TSH so doctor is going to reduce my Synthroid, I thought it would be increased?

Posted 5 Sep 2013 by Abigayle 3 answers

I have hypothyroidism for about the last 4 years thanks to Lithium. My question is that I have been on Synthroid 0.112mg (112MCG) tablets and have been doing well until recently. Had my TSH checked yesterday and the doctor's office called and said it was .32??? Said my doctor was going to call ...

How do I get off Seroquel xr - can't stand side effects?

Posted 5 Jan 2012 by akworley1 26 answers

I'm diagnosed with bipolar and ptsd - got on Lithium over a month ago and so far so good - however, the dr. added 300 mg of Seroquel xr and I'm having a terrible time with the side effects and I want to stop immediately. Can I just stop taking?

How will I feel when I take lithium?

Posted 12 Jun 2014 by Val12penny 4 answers

I'm starting on lithium and wondering what I will feel like when it starts working. Will I really notice any different?

Lithium - how long does it take?

Posted 29 Sep 2014 by annika30 5 answers

been on lithium for 3 weeks, feel no different and still have suicidal thoughts how long does it take to work?

Safe painkillers to take with lithium?

Posted 26 Mar 2014 by 2072234735 1 answer

I currently take 1050mg of lithium (tablets) at night. I have been on this dose for years, but in the past 6 months I've been getting terrible headaches, and before I knew about the negative interactions, I would take ibuprofen for the headaches and experience what I now know were side-effects ...

I'm wondering if Lithium is very often used for treating depression?

Posted 27 May 2013 by lithium4cin 5 answers

For me, the worst of my illness has been severe clinical depression. I am diagnosed with Bipolar 2. Over16 years, I had six extremely debilitating 3 to 4 month long depressions, including psychosis. Since I started taking Lithium, I have not had any depressions! I feel it has saved the quality of ...

What is a proper diet to go on with lithium?

Posted 4 Sep 2013 by lighterman 2 answers

low fat low carb low calorie high protein sugar free

Are thier any anti depressants that don't cause weight gain?

Posted 23 Mar 2010 by booboo02 7 answers

I've been taking Bupropion for depression (as well as lithium) as it seems like the only drug that does not cause me to gain weight. After some research and answeres some of you have provided me with, bupropion and lithium may not be the best combination of drugs. Also, being bipolor I wonder ...

Lithium - Is there a way to stay "sane" and not take the medication every day?

Posted 2 May 2017 by haoleninja86 5 answers

My girlfriend has bipolar disorder and is schizo effective and is prescribed 150ml of lithium a day. We both don't like how she acts and thinks when she's​ on it for long periods of time. But when she stops it completely she literally goes insane. My question is: Is there a way that I can ...

Lithium - Should I be concerned?

Posted 1 day 16 hours ago by kittywhite87 1 answer

Hello. I have been on lithium since December but only increased my dose over the last month or so. I have been on 1,200 mg for two weeks. My level last Friday was 1.02. My doctor told me to be very weary of toxicity symptoms. I feel fine but I had diarrhea once today. My heart was racing a bit, but ...

I want to safely wean myself off a daily dose of 400mg Seroquel?

Posted 10 days ago by dobbsey 2 answers

I was first diagnosed with BP in 1996 aged 40 and took Lithium for 10 years which destroyed my thyroid gland. I now take a daily dose of 150mcg Levothyroxin. I changed to Lamotrigine in 2006 and continued with this until a manic episode occurred in October 2010. I was initially prescribed 600mg of ...

Bipolar, uncontrolled diabetic, swollen feet/lower legs, panic attacks need a sub for Lithium?

Posted 13 days ago by HopingToSparkAgain 2 answers

Everything was going well with my medicines, or so I thought, until I began having neurological problems. I was diagnosed with tardive dyskinesia/dystonia/akathisia from long term use of Abilify. So, my doctor switched me to lithium & Lexapro, then recently switched my Lexapro to Prozac. I have ...

Lithium causing tremors and muscle weakness?

Posted 30 Apr 2017 by erca 2 answers

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

What is the procedure in transitioning from lithium to another medication for bipolar disorder?

Posted 27 Apr 2017 by kdhead61 2 answers

Used lithium for 33 yrs. Now have hypothyroidism.

Lithium & Abilify are not a good combo for me. What should I Take Instead, for Bipolar Mania?

Posted 17 Apr 2017 by RIGGER_JIM 3 answers

I currently take 30mg Abilify and 900mg lithium carbonate, daily. I was on Abilify, Depakote, and Zyprexa, and that wasn't good either. I kept getting blood work done, and it kept coming back worse and worse for my liver. So now I take Lithium and Abilify. Intially, I lost 20 lbs, but now ...

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