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I'm bipolar and after years of many different drug cocktails, we've gotten down to me maintaining very well on just Lithium & Cipralex. 

The problem is that since I started Lithium, it's given me serious bowel issues. I thought I was prepared to deal with it, because it worked so well, but 12+ months later, I'm tired of having to take Imodium daily, and generally feeling unwell.

So basically I'm looking for recommendations to bring up at my next doc appt. Meds that would work like the lithium, but without my side effect.

I will say, I'm scared to death to mess with my meds - I'm on a very simple regime now, and it took a long time to get me there. I look at Lithium as being pivotal in my health and I'm terrified to tinker with it.

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1 hour ago, FrozenMama said:

I'm bipolar and after years of many different drug cocktails, we've gotten down to me maintaining very well on just Lithium & Cipralex. 

The problem is that since I started Lithium, it's given me serious bowel issues. I thought I was prepared to deal with it, because it worked so well, but 12+ months later, I'm tired of having to take Imodium daily, and generally feeling unwell.

So basically I'm looking for recommendations to bring up at my next doc appt. Meds that would work like the lithium, but without my side effect.

I will say, I'm scared to death to mess with my meds - I'm on a very simple regime now, and it took a long time to get me there. I look at Lithium as being pivotal in my health and I'm terrified to tinker with it.

What formulations of Lithium have you tried ? There are several. The longer acting ones often don't cause GI distress.

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