Hi everyone, I usually post on Crohns board, but, wanted to see if anyone had some insight for me. Along with the CD, I have been dx with depression/general anxiety. I take cymbalta 60 mg daily. With all my health issues, I'm just having so much trouble getting out of this black hole. Anyway, my doc want to put me on lithium as a mood stabilizer for me. I understand this drug is used with bipolar patients. My doc says I'm not bipolar but the drug will boost the effects of cymbalta. My question next time I see her will be why not increase the cymbalta? But, I would love to have anyone comment on lithium. What side effects do you have? How long have you been on it? Any information what be greatly appreciated, I see the doc on Thursday so I want to have educated myself on this drug. I know I will have to take lots of blood tests intially. Thanks in advance.
Dx with CD 1987, 3 resections, 3 abcess sx, DDD neck/2 hernitated disks w/cervical radculpathy, DDD back & hips, bulging disk, Major depression/anxiety, kidney stones & sx to remove, now 45 yrs old. Still trying to figure this disease out & of course all the little extra complications that come with this rollarcoaster of a life with CD. Possible cervical neck fusion to be scheduled.
Meds:Humira 40mg every other wk, Imuran .75 daily, welchol 625 x 3 daily, cymbalta 60 mg daily, fish oil, vit e,folic acid,Vit B12,inject monthly, Oscal w/Vit D, vicodin 4-5 daily 7.5