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I'm just curious because my levels didn't reach the right level until I was on 1,500, which seems a lot.

 

How about you? (If you take it.)

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I take 1000mg lithium and my blood level is always around 0.8 - 0.9 mmol/L 

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I was on 1500mg for a while and my levels were around .9, but recently I had a test done again and it was too high. Now I'm back to 1200mg. I'm enjoying the mitigated side effects.

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It's just differences in body chemistry. I take 600mg (which is considered very little), and and my blood level is .7. I don't know the upper limit for lithium dosages. But there are a lot of people who take 1500mg on this board.

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I too, take 600mg, my level is consistently .7-.8, and I drink a lot of water throughout the day. I'm just sensitive to it.

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My doc has never given me the details of my level, just said it was at a good level. Then again I (1) have never asked and (2) haven't taken the time to learn all about lithium levels in the event that I do get the details... I'm thinking I should put more effort into learning about it as opposed to just asking if it's normal/good. I take 1200mg.

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right now 600mg gives me a 0.32, upped to 900, shooting for 0.80, I drink 1.5-2 gallons of water a day, yes i know its alot, no its not too much im on my feet all day at work, and work out hard daily..........

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I took 1,350mg when I was on Lithium for about 10 months. Never got to determine my blood levels because I never followed through and got the lab testing done

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It is very easy to go toxic on lithium and damage your kidneys if you don't test. The difference between a therapeutic dose and a toxic one is small.

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I know this is old, but probably regularly searched so...

I take 900 mg XR and have a blood level of 1.1 or greater.

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