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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?

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?

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?

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 ...

My 14 year-old son was recently given a diagnosis of bipolar disorder and is now taking Seroquel XR?

Posted 3 days ago by loriette 2 answers

... Although we're unsure if this is the right diagnosis for him, this medication along with Lithium CarbonateER it seems to have provided some relief from his symptoms of extreme anxiety. I'm very concerned about the side effects of this medication to a person under 18 years of age

Lithium - Has anyone gained lots of weight?

Posted 30 Jan 2017 by Cindyferguson 7 answers

I've been on this for about 4 months now and in that time I've gained about 20 pounds. I'm 43 and at the heaviest I've ever been. Now I'm in full blown depression.

My son (54) has one hell of a time coming off Cymbalta. Early last year, he had been put on 120 mg?

Posted 27 Feb 2017 by Miss Mimi 1 answer

My son (54) has one hell of a time coming off Cymbalta. Early last year, he had been put on 120 mg (!) Cymbalta, 300 mg Lithium, and 300 mg Wellbutrin (not sure about dose). For the last 6+ months, he has been trying to come off most of the stuff due to severe side effects. His doc very gradually ...

Can lithium carbonate be re introduced to a patient who at one point had a lithium toxicity?

Posted 10 Feb 2017 by BRYAN68 3 answers

The does was 900MG, the lithium level got up to I believe 7.1. Dialysis was run and the lithium has never been reintroduced. Is it possible to reintroduce lithium slowly for a patient who has not been on it for nearly 5 years? I am only asking for informational reasons. Thank you!

Lithium for treatment resistant depression?

Posted 11 Feb 2017 by pete amora 2 answers

What is the dosage generally given for severe depression?

I recently started treatment-what should I expect?

Posted 16 Feb 2017 by Ricknhan 1 answer

I just started 450 mg Lithium Carbonate, time released, once per day. I had reached a point of irritability and inability to concentrate that I could no longer tolerate. I still don't understand my condition and can't always identify my moods being abherant. Any comments, guidance?

My 7 yr old grandson was just admitted for psychiatric care to John Muir. Dr called and wants to?

Posted 19 Feb 2017 by Guardian Julie 0 answers

Put him on lithium. I see not recommended for under 12. Has anyone seen effects on someone that young?

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