Since my last update I have started seeing a psychiatrist.  In February he put me on Tegretol and I couldn’t wake up and was sick to my stomach  so I stopped it.  At my last appt (March 28) he started me on Lithium and so far so good.  I haven’t really seen any side effects except I’m still sleeping a minimum of 12 hrs a day.  Also am back on my abilify and hopefully will be back on Cymbalta in the next few weeks if the drug company will let me on their patient assistance program.

I started on a depressive spiral the middle of March and it was progressively getting worse, but with starting on the lithium 10 days or so ago, I am starting to feel better.  Can definitely tell that it is working so far.

Aside from all that I got my Medicare card in the mail the other day and am now extremely frustrated with what plan to choose.  Allsup (the company I went through for my disability) has a Medicare Advisor where they research the best options based on your needs and whatnot, but it’s $200 and that’s the DISCOUNTED rate because I am a previous consumer.  Have to see what David says.  I think that it might be worth it just to not have to deal with it, of course he will probably say that I have all this free time and I should just research it myself – coz I’m good at research, but for whatever reason this Medicare deal has my mind frazzled!


One thought on “Lithium”

  1. Be careful to not take too much of it and be aware of the possible side effects. I was allergic and Lithium shut down my kidneys. But, they said that is pretty rare so I know you will be fine. I am sorry to hear you are spiraling. I understand.

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