nervously coming of lithium

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   Posted 3/6/2007 7:57 AM (GMT -6)   
started coming of lithium  week ago was taking 1000mg now on 800mg reducing by 200mg every two weeks been reading on the internet that you should take a lot longer also withdrawel symtoms can be bad plus there is also a hih relapse rate coming of lithium but thats not a problem because already very depressed ive noticed already my shaking is very bad cannot write my friends helping me now can hardly even eat properly i was wondering what other peoples experences was coming of lithium been taken it for 15 years.

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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 3/6/2007 12:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been taking lithium for about five years now and I hate the chit. I have at one time quit taking it all at once.(DON'T SUGGEST THAT). I am discontinuing it now but very slowly. I was taking 1600mg per day and now I am taking 1200 per day and have been doing so for about a month now. I am about to step down to 1000mg per day. I will stay on that dose for about 2 or 3 weeks. I would arrange this through my doctor but I hat him so I'm doing on my own and it is working out ok so far. What has really saved me in this whole experiment is I started taking a small dose of xanax and will get off of it as soon as the lithium clears my system.  I would suggest something just to calm the nerves. Good luck at let us know how its going. Mine seems to be working ok so maybe I can help.
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