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Re: Lithium and motivation Nala

Posted by Ritch on January 16, 2003, at 9:49:10

In reply to Lithium and motivation, posted by Nala on January 15, 2003, at 16:28:34

> I just recently changed to unitherapy Eskalith 450mg bid and I am mentally and physically lethargic. This is not a state of "comfortably numb". I don't even have the motivation to work or see my family. Thus, I decided to stop taking it. I'm just tired of seeing my pdoc. I can't take it anymore. Physically, I can barely exercise and my job is a personal trainer! Has anyone else exeperienced this? Thanks guys.

Lithium can cause a lot of muscle weakness. You might try a reduced dosage or a different antimanic instead. Going off totally can be a disaster, esp. if you are taking it for bipolar. Is your current pdoc willing to prescribe something different? If not, you may need to find someone else.




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