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Re: coming off lithium? Roslynn

Posted by linkadge on May 31, 2021, at 13:24:35

In reply to coming off lithium?, posted by Roslynn on May 29, 2021, at 9:37:24

Hi Roslynn,

I assume you've consulted with your doctor regarding this. My mother had some kidney impairment from lithium, but the psychiatrist said that (given her age) the impairment was not bad enough to warrant a complete discontinuation.

Do you need to come off it all? Could you continue to take a lower dose (i.e. 300mg)? For additional mood stabilization, you could first look to valproate, tegretol or lamictal. If neither of these are suitable, you could look to antipsychotics.





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