Re: Coming of Lithium after 20 years
When I mean successfully come off, I mean come off all medication and manage my moods without the need for medication and their side effects. Although I do have olanzapine and ambian it case I need it.
I have started a journey last year to slowly lower my medication. I have slowly reduced my lithium from 900 now 450. Along with introducing other vitamins and minerals after having various tests. My moods are now very stable, and have been very relaxed, carm and sleep better than i have in years.
I know there are risks in my approach, but after having issues with thyroid, I decided not to wait until they got worse or kidneys gave me issues as well before looking for alternate ways. The risks are there but are being mitigated with close Dr supervision and use of mood monitors / scorecards.
I'm only in my forties, so he chances we're crazy high I would have to come off lithium sooner or later. So decided to be proactive rather than reactive with the intention of living a very long healthy life with no physical problems caused by medication.
I read and read constantly on health, nutrition and medication - and believe this to be the best approach going forward. It may take me another year to come off all lithium as it takes a while for the body to adjust and minimize my chances of and mood swings.
Let me know your thoughts...