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Old 01-26-2010, 10:53 AM   #1
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Really Low Lithium Level

I've been living with Mixed Episodes for several months. My lithium levels keep coming back really low even though I've been on pretty much the same amount of lithium 750 to 900mg. Last time I checked I had .2 in my blood and the 2 times before that were .5 I'm usually at .7 or .8. I was lithium toxic in June 1.9

It seems like something is blocking the uptake of lithium into my blood. My doctor seems stumped. Has anyone experienced something like this?

I also take, Klonopin, Lamictal, Prazosin, Seroquel, Zyprexa and Celebrex. I'm not on any antidepressant right now.


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Old 01-26-2010, 04:24 PM   #2
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Re: Really Low Lithium Level

Chewing alot of Tums or Rolaids? Sodium bicarbonate can reduce Li levels.

Your doc check your BUN levels? (kidney blood test)

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