I have recently been given a diagnosis of bipolar with anxiety and ocd. I have taken 5 different meds with either allergic reactions (i have many allergies) or severe IBS problems. Today my doctor gave me a script for Lithium. I am not excited to try another drug but the bipolar symtoms are increasing due to not being on any type of medication for the last 9 days. If any of you have the same medical problems and are taking Lithium please tell me how you are doing with allergies, urinary retention and stomach issues.