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What is a proper diet to go on with lithium?

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

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?

Could lithium 300mg be accelerating my anger into rage?

Been taking this dose for 14 days now... Started yelling daily after about 5 days on med... I thought it was circumstantial anger so I ignored my level of anger ... But it is so frequent and I am SO out of character with yelling ( normally once every 1-2 yrs) ... I've yelled at both my 13yr... read more

How can an Individual regain the proper treatment, after many failed attempts?

I'm personally exhausted after years of trying to maintain a simple medical regimen from medical practitioners. Stigma surrounding psychological diagnoses leaves me labeled despite being a well informed patient. I have faced far too much neglect, retaliation, and malpractice. All I require is... read more

Metformin - off label use - weight loss?

First off, I take a boat load of psych meds, some of which tend to lead to weight gain. Second I recently gave up a 36 year cigarette habit that I loved to death, and have gained quite a bit in the last six weeks. I AM NOT seeking weight loss tips. Because of the weight gain, my Dr.prescribed... read more

Hi everyone, I have been on Lithium for about 8 weeks and I don't remember the last time I have felt

... this good. I am noticing quite a bit of hair loss and I am upset to think it is from the Lithium. It has helped me so much, but I really don't want my hair falling out! I have read some of the previous posts but I was wondering if anyone has stuck w/ the Lithium long enough to see if it is... read more

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

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... read more

Lithium and Libido (INCREASED), Anyone Have This Issue?

I started taking Lithium about 5 months ago and was always within (if not below) therapeutic range. I'm a 16 year old teen that weighs 206 lbs (I'm 6 ft 1 inch). I was on 1500 mg of Lithium and I ALWAYS (everyday) felt like I had to achieve orgasm before I went to bed and also during the... read more

How will I feel when I take lithium?

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

Is anyone having trouble with hair loss and Abilify? I used to have thick, really curly hair and?

... now it is thin, straight and lifeless. I am considering getting off Abilify. My doctor wants me to try Latuda but I am scared. My moods are good now. I was on lithium for 20 years but it started to affect my kidneys so I had to get off. I realize that it is just 'hair' but it is very... read more

Can lithium cause symptoms like hypomania as a discontinuation side effect in someone w/o bipolar?

I don't have bipolar disorder or cyclothymia, but when i forget my meds for a day or longer i get symptoms like decreased inhibition, talking too much, racing thoughts, doing risky things, not sleeping as much or at all, feeling out of contol, lightheadedness or an almost buzzy feeling, even... read more

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

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... read more

Does latuda weight gain ever stop?

I have gained 35 lbs in just over 7 months on Latuda. I also take Vivactil 10mg and Lithium 100mg daily. I have just tried Saphris with no appreciable results: no mood difference, restless for a few hours and a rash covering one side of my face that is still not resolved 5 days later. Does anyone... read more

Lamictal + Abilify?

I'm 46- dealt with depression my whole life and at 19 had a psychotic break/manic episode and then diagnosed BP 1. I refused to take the lithium that was prescribed to me and had 3 more complete psychotic breaks- I got the hint and since the last manic episode was so horrific- absolutely... read more

Haloperidol - Does haldol cause weight gain?

I have been on lithium but now haldol for bipolar with mania and schizoaffective. Was on zyprexa in past and just lost all the weight I gained from it.

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