& doing very well. I'm looking to hear about others' experiences with tapering off lithium, of course hoping to hear success stories & tips! :) I've been guided by the world-renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Liz Miller who has bipolar and tapered off lithium herself almost 15 years ago, to conduct a very slow taper, going down 50-100 mg every 2-4 weeks depending on how I respond. I'd love to hear from anyone about this topic! Thanks for reading
Hello Muskingum. I was on Lithium for several years. that was over close to 20years ago. I was on 600mg. A taper was done, and I can say it went fairly smoothly for me. Aside from tremors, (hands) that was a major withdrawl/side effect and these tremors stayed with me for some time. Close to at least a month, if not longer. I also develpoed a thirst (water). Costantly drinking plenty odff it. I hope and imagine you'll be fine. Best of wishes to you, pledge
I was on Lithium along with Manerix for Major depression. My Psychiatrist and I tried to lower it from 900 but when I reached 400 I was starting to feel depressedf. So he put me back to 600. Now a year later we are trying to lower my Manerix from 600 to 450, so far so good. I see him in April for my next reducing of Manerix. Good luck. I don't mind being on Lithium it really works well for me.
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