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I Take Lithium

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    My Mate Litho... - Hi let me introduce you to my friend Litho.. Litho first came into my life 17 years ago. At first it was a love hate kind of thing, mainly driven by fear, I dont...
    sanstu60 sanstu60 46-50 Dec 3, 2011

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    At A Loss With Medications - Where shall I even start? I have been battling with anxiety since i was 15. It was not until I was 28 that I started to get medication. Two years ago I...
    ubuggme123 ubuggme123 36-40 1 Response Jan 18, 2011

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    A Week Today - It's a week today since I started taking it, I'm on 600mg, for bipolar type II. I was really worried about taking it after reading so much about the side effects but...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 8, 2008

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    More Problems Than Solutions - i was taking lithium for about a year. i took seroquel with it also. i had asked about taking it because none of the medicine i was...
    st0n3rl1f3 st0n3rl1f3 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 29, 2010

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    Lithium O. - hello i take lithium o and i went to the doctor to test my lithium in the blood, and very strange i have 0,1mg lithium but i should have between 0,4 and 1.2 very...
    hitachi1964 hitachi1964 36-40 1 Response Jun 7, 2013

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    Scared To Take It - I got a script today from the doctor. 300Mg of litho twice a day. I am scared to take it. But I am scared not to. I am tired going days and weeks without...
    starfairy31 starfairy31 26-30 2 Responses Oct 23, 2012

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    Scared To Take Lithium But Not Sure What Choice I Have - I've had bipolar II since I was a teen. I've only ever been on anti-depressants and they weren't effective enough to...
    lucymtte lucymtte 36-40 3 Responses Sep 9, 2012

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    New - I just started taking Lithium yesterday. The first time I took it I was fine, but ever since I took it today my stomach has been totally messed up. When will this side effect...
    emaciateme emaciateme 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 9, 2013

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    Just Started It. - Haven't felt much difference yet.
    davedaddykh1 davedaddykh1 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 1, 2012

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    LiCO3 Works For Me! - I started off on Lithium a year ago for my cyclothymia (part of the BeePer spectrum).  I started at 900mg and I went into toxic shock. It hit me...
    CraigC CraigC 46-50 1 Response Feb 14, 2009

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    Lithium Is Not Very Pleasant For Me - Rapid cycler here. When I was younger it was fun, and manageable. The older I get, the more damage each episode brings. (Alienated friends...
    RapidC RapidC 41-45 1 Response Dec 27, 2012

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    This Wasn't Suppose To Happen Anymore! - I take my pills 3 times a day religiously. I have an alarm set on my phone. Same time every day. I make sure to eat right, exercise...
    JB4883 JB4883 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 28, 2012

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    Is This Normal? - I've been on it for two weeks now. I am still on Wellburtin and Effexor as well. I don't really feel any better since I've started the Lithium. I actually feel...
    JB4883 JB4883 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 7, 2012

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    It's All New to Me - I have been on Lithium for almost a week now and am really struggling (Type 2 Bipolar). My moods are even more erratic than before. I feel paranoid and can't...
    mikeswitzfan mikeswitzfan 31-35 3 Responses May 7, 2008

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    Question, Please - Hello, could anyone give me advice as to what vitamins, aminos, natural stuff I can take with lithium? Thank you
    jsc70 jsc70 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 1, 2012

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    Relationships and Lithium -  I do not take the drug but I have met someone who does .What advice would  you give me 
    mnmn19043 mnmn19043 46-50 Jul 31, 2009

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    Lots Of Side Effects - I hate the side effects of LithiumI hate needing meds at allI hate that I get moody and tired.Thats not my natural state.One day I will live a life without...
    btrflysfound btrflysfound 41-45 1 Response Sep 8, 2011

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    Why - I take Lithium I have for Nealy two years, and every time I take it I think why? why not just stop, do I need this?. Two years ago I drove to work and each day I thought '' I...
    blueto blueto 46-50 4 Responses Jul 11, 2010

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    Lithium And Nausea - I have been diagnosed with bi-polar 2 1/2 years ago and was hospitalised in May 2008 for 28 days.  Since then it has been a roller-coaster of...
    familyross familyross 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 7, 2010

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    Celexa - My moodiness started a couple of years ago and I was finally able to get in to see a doctor who was willing to let me pay a small fee to see her since I have no insurance...
    southernboy332009 southernboy332009 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 6, 2013

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    Lithium.. - I've been taking Lithium for a few years now. I guess it works or I wouldn't continue to take it...The only thing I hate is the stupid Lithium Levels I have to get...
    MollyxxEloise MollyxxEloise 18-21, F Dec 7, 2009

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    Nauseous - I've been on all types of lithium, what happens is,for awhile medcation works with little side effects. The out of nowhere nauseous and sick aint the word. Then my...
    tiggs76 tiggs76 36-40, M Aug 18, 2013

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    Stop. - sometimes i just feel like stopping. i know this isnt the best choice. but it's annoying. everyday. for the rest of my life. just to control me. why cant i control...
    gypsysoul gypsysoul 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2009

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    One Year - I forgot all about this group until someone commented on my other story in it. At that point, I'd been on Lithium a few months.  While I thought I may have been seeing...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 17, 2012

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    Started yesterday, a half dose. I'm so sensitive that I felt some relief right away though not fully, of course. Started to slow my very rapid, incessant thought patterns where it...
    lithium1 lithium1 36-40, F Mar 8

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    2 Time User - I was on Lithium after being diagnosed with BPD while in the psych ward in Dec. 2006, and was on it for about 5 months before kicking it for the first time...
    katpunkhippiegirl katpunkhippiegirl 18-21, F Nov 23, 2008

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    Anxiety - I take lithium on and off since last year because of my anxiety. i feel better, but Im not sure if its because of the lithium or because i started to yoga or because i...
    wonttell wonttell 22-25 Jul 22, 2008

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    Whatever - I'm bipolar. I know I need to take lithium, but there is the flatness and detachment that makes me feel weird and not quite myself. It is almost like I feel nothing...
    shamelessflirt shamelessflirt 31-35, F 8 Responses Jan 9, 2010

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    New To Mood Stabilizers - I began Lithium and Viibryd (the new antidepressant, and klonopins for Bipolar 2. I told the doctor about my manic experience w Prozac and zoloft over a...
    Passion4Hope Passion4Hope 26-30, F Aug 1, 2012

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    Lucky One - I used to take depakote and zoloft for my bipolar and it was horrible. The side effects were far worse than the few little benefits the drugs gave me. I only...
    igowild igowild 26-30, F Dec 28, 2008

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    About To Start - After 10 years of being on anti depressants, my phsyciatrist has now told me Im not depressded, I am bi-polar, Yay..well that accounts for the crazy mood swings...
    mojo7 mojo7 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 13, 2010

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    I WAS Taking Li - Last time I saw my psychiatrist he took me off the Li. I had been taking an oral contraceptive to regulate my cycles but stopped.  He asked me if I was still...
    Sncats Sncats 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 20, 2013

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    Crossing My Fingers - Hopefully this one will work.  I've been on just about every psych drug in existence, and none have done much.  But I've been on Lithium for a few months...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 24, 2011

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    My Love-hate Relationship With Li+ - I have taken Eskalith for about 8 months now, and my moods are relatively more stable. I am at a normal blood serum level, and I take it...
    BleuJean BleuJean 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 1, 2009

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    The Tiger And Lithium - Current Diagnosis - Unassigned Previous Diagnosis - Cyclothemia (2008) Ive only just begun taking lithium, three and a half weeks ago, and i am utterly...
    zt1ger zt1ger 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 17, 2009

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    I had this friend, we were so close. Lets call him Fred. Also though on the edge of being together for quite some time. I got a new boyfriend, after a few months we were perfect...
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    I already took a slight one, now i am thinking something very dangerous. I am not sure what my family will do to me....i have only wanted freedom my entire life and now i am old...
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    I havent taken my medicine in days and it's getting harder to breathe everyday. oh well
    g0ne g0ne 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    I'm sick of it. All that I thought was real turned out to be a fantasy. Having the blindfold snatched away to see the awful truth hurts. I can't take anymore lies. No more tricks...
    MookieTheBezt MookieTheBezt 13-15, M 56 mins ago

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    This was originally for an Accutane survivor thread/forum. I took Accutane as a senior in High School. I had acne, it was bad, not terrible, but bad. I disliked having acne, but...
    Anon010101 Anon010101 22-25, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Yes yes, I am independent, I don't NEED to be taken care of, but its a lovely feeling to be with a man that WANTS to take care of me. I have never had it before in previous...
    suzieb1971 suzieb1971 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I'm depressed and i have no one to talk to. I have no real friends and all my family members are seriously ****** in the head (in my opinion). It all started when i was about 10. I...
    Canaduhh Canaduhh 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    I waver between being very thoughtful and not wanting anything to do with anything in a serious way :))) I take much of life serious, but myself is another story. I take that back...
    jeresey jeresey 56-60, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Day 2: guns & roses 'paradise city' I picked this song bc a long time ago me and my mum would jam out to journey and guns & roses XD anyway i think its got good guitar parts in it...
    RavenHearts RavenHearts 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I don't think I'm pretty or remotely close to beautiful. I go to a school with girls who are models and are drop dead gorgeous. But I feel ugly. So ugly I stopped trying and...
    PrincessGobi PrincessGobi 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    It helps me sleep really well if I take it and get in bed, but most of the time I get distracted and then realize 45 minutes later, "Whoa, I feel stoned." And then I wake up the...
    showusyoursouls showusyoursouls 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I went to Mexico this summer and I was walking around this beautiful church. There's had to be like 100 stands at least, of people selling there things around the church. I ended...
    Live5772 Live5772 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    You Can Thank My Sister For That!! When we were young my sister had a thing for taking pictures of me. I don't mean nice ones either. She would hide in different places, under...
    maqeurious maqeurious 31-35, F Mar 30

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    You Can Thank My Sister For That!! When we were young my sister had a thing for taking pictures of me. I don't mean nice ones either. She would hide in different places, under...
    maqeurious maqeurious 31-35, F Mar 30

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    Medication abuses who you are as a person, especially depression meds. Sometimes, I wonder what I would be like if I hadnt started to take them in the first place, would I be...
    MajorasAngel97 MajorasAngel97 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I'm SO embarrassed. So what happened was that I won intern of the month. I am not one to be center of attention, so when they called my name, I literally said, "F--K." I didn't...
    BlueIce612 BlueIce612 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 3

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