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Re: Lithium am or pm?! Roslynn

Posted by SLS on February 29, 2012, at 14:34:51

In reply to Re: Lithium am or pm?!, posted by Roslynn on February 29, 2012, at 13:02:59

> Hi Sheilac,
>
> That's interesting. My pdoc likes me to space out my doses (twice a day) so there is a steady amount in the bloodstream.
>
> Is lithium giving you side effects like drowsiness so that your doctor would suggest taking it at night?
>
> Roslynn
>
> > My doc said to take my lithium at night but then I'm up all night peeing and not getting good sleep.
> >
> > Why does it matter that I take it at night?
> >
> > Can't I just take it in the morning? It doesn't seem easier on the kidneys at night!


I take lithium twice a day. Perhaps your doctor thinks that you would feel sedated if you were to take it in the morning.


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