Following medical advice, I recently stopped taking Lithium after 22 years continuous treatment. I seem to be getting withdrawal symptoms (the symptoms are similar to some of those of hypothyroidism). Please can anyone with experience of Lithium cessation tell me what to expect?
I had hypothyroidism before I started taking Lithium. I don't think lithium causes hypothyroidism. I know that It can cause Diabetes..I know that Lithium can raise your blood sugar. I think it can cause your fingernail to be thin and brittle but I can live with that with short nails
You need to drink plenty of water when your on Lithium.
- Lithium Information for Consumers
- Lithium Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lithium (detailed)
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