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bucci
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   Posted 1/27/2011 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi
I was wondering if anyone knew what it means to have low lithium level on your blood work?

does this mean that you NEED lithium ?

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   Posted 1/27/2011 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
means your lithium levels need increasing. lithium breaks down into salt, if you are new to lithium it can take an adjustment or 2 to get the levels right. in australia levels btw 6-8 are correct. i had an adjustment early on myself, doc is doing bloods again, incl magnesium because of chronic pain, seizing of muscles, etc. both are salts, thus we need to confirm which one is causing it. been more manic, likely both are low. hoping this helps, jamie.

on 900mg of lithium. with compassion, jamie
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bucci
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   Posted 2/3/2011 6:47 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks, Jamiee. do you also have lyme?

has anyone else ever asked for their lithium and magnesium levels to be checked along with all this other blood work. I had mine checked while I was testing for hormones.

my lithium was way too low and believe it or not my magnesium was OKAY. and I don't take any magnesium supplements because I was told by my doctor that it causes relapse of lyme because the lyme feeds on it.
20 yrs of doctors . DEC. 2009 tested positive for lyme, bartonella, ehrichiosis, HHPV6, chlamadyal pneumonia .
parasites :strongylides, diaoebia fragialis, hook worm.

Hep C ....fibro, rhumatoidal,depression,

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   Posted 2/3/2011 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
That is interesting Bucci,

I didn't realilze that Lymes fed off of magnesium. Are they going to put you on lithium as your levels were low? I see you have fibro as a diagnosis in your signature. I have it too. It isn't much fun. As I am sure that you know.

I hope that you have a good day.

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   Posted 2/4/2011 4:25 AM (GMT -6)   
LITHIUM IS A GOOD MED. NO TO LYMES, WHAT IS IT? ETC. JAMIE
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   Posted 2/4/2011 6:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Lymes is a disease that you get from getting bit by a tic. I think... There is a forum on it Jamie. Check it out.

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   Posted 2/4/2011 12:54 PM (GMT -6)   
OK. THX
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   Posted 2/5/2011 3:04 AM (GMT -6)   
how ya doin' bucci? just poppin in to say hi. with compassion jamie
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