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New years is coming up & i want to have a few drinks with my husband, 2 maybe 3 white russians! can I bring in new years or no on lithium :|?
Chemically, lithium is a light, soft, alkali metal. It's very highly reactive, so that in nature it's only found in compound form. It's useful in batteries. As a medication, Lithium Carbonate and citrate can be used to stabilize mood in people with bipolar disorder. In these people it can help with both mania and depression. Blood level monitoring is ...Read more
I went from Trileptal w/latuda to lithium, then to cymbalta, only to have my white blood cells rise every time, underlying condition causing this?
OK and surprise.: That white blood cells rise with lithium is normal, due to "demargination." Typically there is no reason to discontinue treatment. However for white blood cells to rise with Trileptal and Latuda, and also Cymbalta, is baffling. It suggests that there may be a problem with measurement or assessment, rather than with your blood. ...Read more
Yes: A lithium level of 2.5 is about twice the upper level of the recommended range. Lithium toxicity can occur at lower levels than this. Usual early symptoms are hand tremors and diarrhea, at higher levels seizures can occur. List of symptoms here: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002667.Htm raised WBC count happens even at usual (nontoxic) doses ; is not dangerous. ...Read more
Why Lithium: There are a number of reasons for prescribing lithium, some of which are off-label. Lithium is commonly prescribed to treat symptoms of bipolar disorder. Other reasons include assisting with anger management by decreasing explosive episodes. Another is to augment or boost the antidepressant effects from antidepressants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An element: Lithium is a very simple compound, it is an element, #3 on the periodic table. It is was really the first psychiatric drug that we had. It is typically prescribed now for bipolar disorder, where patients have depressive and manic (elevated mood) episodes. However, lithium also is a good antidepressant in itself and is often added for major depression, and it has been proven to reduce suicide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Lithium affects the flow of sodium through nerve and muscle cells. In some unknown fashion, it helps w/ bipolar disorder. Overdoses can cause dizziness, GI probs, coma, tremors, seizures, slurred speech, kidney failure & memory problems. Since lithium has a narrow "therapeutic window" it is important to have lithium levels regularly checked at first. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Little high: It's just a little higher than the upper range of normal of about 1.2, depending on thelaboratory.If you are having any new symptoms like increased tremor in your extremities,slightly slurred speech,increased fatigue,or new nausea/vomiting/diarrhea,you need to talk to your prescribing or primary care doctor right away,or if they are not available and you are having significant symptoms-go to ER. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lithium: Lithium is a mood stabilizer for bipolar disorder with one of the highest efficacy rates upto 70 & and also decreases incidence of self harm. Its postulated that lithium blocks the sodium gated channels of the brain cells which release glutamate that excites the brain and is believed to contribute in bipolar and seizure and then it effectively enhances gaba which calms the brain down and helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lithium: Chemically, lithium is a light, soft, alkali metal. It's very highly reactive, so that in nature it's only found in compound form. It's useful in batteries. As a medication, Lithium Carbonate and citrate can be used to stabilize mood in people with bipolar disorder. In these people it can help with both mania and depression. Blood level monitoring is needed when taking lithium. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lithium: Lithium is one medication that can be used to treat bipolar disorder. In people with this condition, it can stabilize mood so that the person does not suffer manic episodes or severe depression. Blood levels must be monitored carefully along with thyroid and kidney function as well as electrolytes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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