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A 35-year-old male asked:

Post chronic lithium toxicity and withdrawal left me with terrible crawling sensations all over my body. is it temporary and is there a treatment?

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
Unfortunately: I can't be terribly encouraging about this. Typically with chronic lithium poisoning there is a large body burden of lithium that is difficult to treat. Often this discovered with time or a new medication that alters kidney function or causes dehydration, causing the lithium level to rise. The symptoms you describe are not unusual. Treatment is symptomatic as for other peripheral neuropathies.
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