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Re: Lithium...did you gain weight? or, other options?

Posted by morgan miller on February 4, 2011, at 23:09:31

In reply to Lithium...did you gain weight? or, other options?, posted by BetweenDreams81 on February 4, 2011, at 9:33:43

Oh yeah, I didn't really gain any weight from lithium, but I don't gain weight from medications that easily, with the exception being Zyprexa. I think if your diet is strong and you keep exercising you should be fine.

I would be more concerned about lithium throwing off your thyroid. I believe though that at a lower dose lithium may not be nearly as likely to impact thyroid function. This might be something to talk to your doctor about. Many people are on very high doses of lithium for years with no kidney or thyroid issues. I even read about one guy on 1200 mg that runs marathons regularly. Since dehydration can cause lithium toxicity and 1200 mg is already close to a toxic dose, that's pretty amazing.




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