I started lithium and it has only been 3 days at 300 mg so I realize this could possibly just be placebo but I feel better than I can ever remember feeling. I feel relaxed for the first time in my life. I can honestly say that I had never before enjoyed my children and yesterday I played with them, liked them and enjoyed them....always before I had to force myself w/ everything I had to even play with them...I hated it! My husband has said a couple things that were annoying and I just thought to myself hmmm and let it go and that is a definite first - I am always so very aggressive if I don't like what he says..... And I feel like I can breath....before there were either "ideas" in my head constantly or I was thinking mean things like "you idiot" about myself or "you *&&^%%" about other people....I just feel so very very very peaceful!
I am so very hopeful this will continue - and so excited about the possibilities for me in the future. I have always hated myself for not being the mother I wanted to be and I am hoping I may just get to be that mother after all .... and that I will be able to respect myself and feel like I am doing a decent job. Pray for me.
I would be very interested in hearing from others about how they felt differently when they first started medication - not necessarily what went away - but what they gained...........so let me know how your life improved with medication, I can't wait to hear