Originally Posted by sophie2007
Eyes, I am so glad to have found your post! My doctor and I are trying to stablize my behavior and we are discussing me taking lithium but I live alone and have to work and am afriad of side effects that might cause me to react in a negative way while at work. My job is in healthcare and very stressfull. Did you experience side effects of anxiety or paranoid episodes in the beginnning?.........
I see the doc again on Thursday to discuss the lithium. Thanks in advance for any information you can share with me. Soph
Back in 1970 when I was one of the first to be treated with Lithium,no one knew of what the possible side effects would be. I just know that I had to trust my pdoc at the time. I would enchourge you to work with your pdoc and not be so overly concerned with side effects. Look,instead,for the postive effects that Lithium will bring. So many time we read about the nasty side effects and will not let the Lithium do it's own job
I will get back with you before Thur with some more information. Remember...we are never "to old" to start with Lithium
dcomella, I hope we are not "hige jacking" your thread....
just more positive imput on Lithium.