a lithium question

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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 1/8/2007 9:45 PM (GMT -7)   
hello. Ive been taking lithium for a couple months now and since Ive been taking it, Ive been getting alot of nose bleeds, which in the past, I rarely ever got. I was wondering if maybe nosebleeds were a side effect of taking lithuim. if anyone knows if this is or isnt a side effect I would really appreciate it if you could let me know. thanks a bunch!

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   Posted 1/9/2007 3:33 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi there , welcome to Healing Well :-)

First of all , have you got an info leaflet with your meds - this should list the side effects.

If it doesn't list your side effect or you haven't got a leaflet contact your pharmasist or doctor.

Anything different to your usual should always be checked out.

Here is a link to uses & side effects etc....


Let us know what you find out ,

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   Posted 1/11/2007 12:00 PM (GMT -7)   
first,, welcome to hw and the bp forum!  nice to have you here!
each perrson reacts uniquely to any given meication.  all medicins are poisons which cause our bodies to react in given ways.  the ways in which we react to the poison is unique.  there are commonalities, or reactions that are common.  these are the ones listed on the papers that smiler mentioned. 
there are other reactions which are not as common.  i've been on lithium for several yrs with the only side effect being temmors in my hands.  small price to pay for being relatively stable.  i've never heard of nosebleed being a side effect.  tht statment and six bits might buy you a cup of coffee.  :-)    maybe. 
we aren't drs, and most of us don't even play one on tv.  ask your dr.  he/she can provide competent advice.  your dr is also suppposed to report ths side effect so that the drug canbe monitored.  lithium has been used for more yrs than most of us have been aive, so i doubt if this is a "new" or unexpected side effect.  it may only be an "unusual" reaction.
hope this helps.
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