Persephone Posted October 8, 2009 Share Posted October 8, 2009 I've just been prescribed lithium. I know all the BP folks are going to think "cry me a river" but lithium is not usual for the UP, especially for the ones already on Lamictal. I called the lab to ask how much it is to get lithium levels done and the lady said "Um, I've never been asked that question. Is that a blood test?". I asked the pharmacist some questions and he said "Um, you should ask your doctor." I don't need a huge dose (I think my target level 0.6), but it just seems so hard core. I'm already nervous about taking my first dose tonight. For the experienced lithium users: - If you see a doctor or go to a hospital for non-psych reasons, do they look at your list of meds and immediately put you in the batshit category? -How sick am I going to be at first? I have a sensitive GI system, so I am going to have to plan a week next to the toilet? -Is taking some ibuprofen a few days a month for menstrual cramps OK? -How long did it take you to stop feeling like a freak? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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