Alcohol & Lithium

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djdaz_1985
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   Posted 8/7/2008 3:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I have my own opinions about this but I am only 1 person and I was wondering what other people think about this. If a person who is taking Lithium (Which naturally dehydrates the body) combines it with Alcohol (Which also dehydrates the body) is it a big problem? I guess the question is "Can you combine Alcohol & Lithium? If so, what is a safe quantity?"
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   Posted 8/7/2008 4:37 PM (GMT -7)   
djdaz --

not being a doc, I couldn't tell you what exact quantities of safe limits are, and not being on lithium, I couldn't give you any practical wisdom say of how much I had used while on the medicine, but I can tell you that common wisdom is that alcohol and any psychiatric medications are contraindicated.

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   Posted 8/7/2008 7:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi DJ

I don't know a safe quantity of alcohol and lithium. Based on my own experience, when I drank enough alcohol to dehydrate myself it was too much.

Hope that helps
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