My doctor has had me on lithium for almost two years. After a blood test that shows that I don’t have the right amount of Lithium that I needed to take more. She prescribed Lithium 450m extended release tabs. They were not good for me. I threw up and I was in the bathroom constantly with dirreaha. I told her I just couldn’t take it anymore. Instead, she just added an increase of 150mg to my 600 mg. This doesn’t seem to work either.
With the increase I started gaining weight along with being nauseou, throwing up and having dirreaha again. I just couldn’t take it anymore. I’ve cut back, however I have now lost track on how and when I’m taking the Lithium. I keep asking myself – What would happen if I just quit taking Lithium by slowly weaning myself off of it? How will I be? What if Zoloft is all I need?
Lithium is so toxic I’m afraid that it’s going to make me ill. Yes, it has saved my life, but it could take it as well.
Any one have comments on this?