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lithium toxicity signs and symptoms

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Variable: There is a broad range of symptoms, usual ones being visual problems, numbness, tingling and weakness. You may consult this site for more information ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Varies: MS symptoms vary greatly from person to person ranging from numbness to shooting pain. However the most common symptom is likely fatigue. If you ar ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
16 years experience Neurology
Symptoms can be: Vague: painful blindness, odd sensations of the body, weakness, bowel/bladder changes, etc. However, i could make an endless list of other medical di ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Classical onset: Unilateral loss of vision, loss of balance and coordination, electrical shocks down back on flexion of neck, weakness and stiffness in legs, but also, ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
36 years experience Pediatrics
They vary-see below.: Initially, necrotizing fasciitis has redness, swelling, & skin tenderness in an often quite large area. Blisters are common, & areas of skin can die ( ... Read More
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
Redness tracking : On the skin. Fevers. Tenderness that is worsening fast.
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Different illnesses: Necrotizing fasciitis may be due to streptococcus pyogenes, but there are other causes. Pain out of proportion to the appearance of the lesion, tende ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Lithium toxicity: Lithium can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, muscle weakness, and fatigue. Also there can be a fine tremor of the hands or legs, muscle t ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jean Wagner
23 years experience Pediatrics
Need a blood test: i assume she is taking lithium? If so, then she needs a blood test asap. Lithium toxicity can be very serious, even life threatening. I would call you ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Follow up appt?: When is your follow up appt for a lithium level? It may then be safe to take 300-600mg a day if your level has decreased adequately. Some patients ben ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Steiner
43 years experience Psychiatry
Nausea, dehydration: Nausea can be one of the initial symptoms of lithium toxicity. Getting overheated and dehydrated is often a cause of lithium toxicity. However being o ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
40 years experience Psychiatry
More info is needed: Are you in a hospital setting?how bad of a lithium intoxication? . A low dose lorazepam 0,5mg po q4-6 hours should help. Not sure what breathing probl ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
49 years experience Psychiatry
Autism Spectrum D/O: Symptoms r; impairment in social interaction, , but usually has by restricted and repetitive interests and behavior , but have no general delay in l ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
54 years experience Neurosurgery
Facial paralysis: Sudden onset of one-sided paralysis or weakness of facial muscles (usually onset in minutes or hours) which may be associated with reduced blinking fr ... Read More
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