Re: What are the symptoms of lithium toxicity?
Symptoms of Lithium toxicity include:
* Muscle weakness
* Lack of coordination
People who take Lithium are strongly advised to increase their water intake since this med is capable of making one dehydrated.
As far as salt intake is concerned, less salt may cause your Lithium level to rise while more salt may cause it to fall.
I would talk to your pdoc about how much salt you should have in your diet in order to keep your Lithium levels consistent.
By the way, if you do exercise on a regular basis, be sure to drink plenty of water so you don't become dehydrated. Gatorade is another good choice for keeping hydrated.
Atypical Bipolar I Disorder with Rapid Cycling
Risperdal 1mg titrating to 6mg/day
Klonopin .5mg (2x/day)
Trazodone 100mg or 200mg PRN
Last edited by dreams in neon; 04-24-2009 at 03:33 PM.