Posted by sarita0001 on November 4, 2003, at 15:38:49
In reply to Re: What are lithium and depakote's side effects??, posted by Kile on November 3, 2003, at 17:40:24
I didn't get sexual side effects from lithium and was on it for 7 years. It is not know for that, mostly just SSRI's. I had to pee all the time, was drowsy often, gained weight the last 2 years only, felt kind of dull at times but overall it was a good drug. It is important to stay in a good range to avoid side effects. From .6-.9 is good. When I was at 1.0-1.2, I was really tired and retained a lot of water. A lot of doctors suggest anti-epileptic drugs now because they are "better tolerated" but I say take whatever works for you. New is not necessarily always better.