Just occurred to me to ask. Fiance has been complaining of short term memory loss ever since he has been on Lithium. He's doing really well and remembers stuff when it comes to stuff he's told me etc but keeps saying work is hard because he gets asked to do something and the next moment he's trying to take in and remember what he was just told to do and is moaning that it takes him longer than others to do his job.
With me he seems fine, ocasionally daydreams off somewhere (but then he always did - years before the meds) Personally I assumed he has just lost confidence - in this climate, if he really was struggling at work I would have thought he would have been in the redundancy lot but they bent over backwards to keep him and he's really concientious so I just think perhaps he's being too hard on himself.
Anyone else experienced this, be good to know if it is a side effect? He's been taking it for at least 6months... possibly longer, I cant remember. If it is, does it get better over time as the meds are reduced?