Hey I know going on Lithium is a scary thing. I was diagnosed with BP2 several months ago and was put on 1200mg of Lithium and thank be to god because I am FINALLY starting to feel like a real person. I know its hard not worry about the drug but as long as your bloodwork is monitered, you should have no problem. And also just to let you know I have not gained weight from the drug either..so good luck- let me know if you need anything.
My anxiety has definitely lowered since being on the Lith. It took a couple of weeks but now it is minimal. Keep thinking positive and I know you will be great!
i posted a msg on here yesterday about lithium and memory loss. i started taking lithium about a year ago and it was great--the only drug that actually stopped my manic symptoms and lifted my mood. but, as time went on (about 6 mos into it) i started to experience horrifically bad memory loss which is getting degeneratively worse so... i am considering getting off of it. i guess it is individually based, i think everyone responds differently to it. good luck!
I was just diagnosed with BP 2. Well not really. My doctor said that she didn't want to put a label on it quite yet. I just took my first dose of lithium tonight. I'm going to give it an honest try, but I must say that I am both skeptical and afraid of the possible side affects.
I wish I could just tell her, "Look, this is what I need: I need ritalin to bring me up and for focus, and ambien to help me fall asleep. I think if I had those I would be just fine."