Posted by rod on August 19, 2005, at 19:06:39
As a little folow up I wanted to say that my initial positive response to 200mg litium dayly didnt last very long, unfortunately. After some days I got really mentally slow and very suicidal. Suicidal thoughts are quite untypical for me. So this was clearly drug related. I guess it lead to a depletion of some stuff in my brain which is supposed to be good for most bipolars, but obviously not for me! Also I think it affected my thyroid. because I ended up feeling exacly like when I tapered T3. (rebound) I didnt do any blood work and so I also dont know my thyroid status and plasma level. Maybe I will retry someday and make the lab tests. maybe it was just hypothyroidism I experienced. But the suicidality makes me wonder if it is the right drug after all...
good bye world