Hi Everybody - Just thought I'd check in

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Registered: 07-18-2006
Hi Everybody - Just thought I'd check in
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Tue, 01-19-2010 - 3:23pm

Hi There! I hope you all have been having a good New Year's so far. I am so excited. As most of you know I have Schizoaffective Disorder (kinda a cross between Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia). Well, anyway I have been taking Lithium for about a year and a half. I started another medication for an arthritic disease that I have which caused me to have Lithium Toxticity. Basically, I got very sick for a couple of weeks until my psychiatrist took me off lithium. I am so excited. I have been having bathroom problems for a long time (severe diarhea, vomiting and sometimes constipation. I was beginning to think that I had irritable bowel syndrome, but low and behold once I got off Lithium my symptoms went away. Not only do I feel better...I have more energy now and my stomach isn't as upset. I probably gained about 50-75 lbs. on Lithium and I have lost

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Registered: 05-05-2009
Sun, 01-24-2010 - 12:17pm

Hi Jena!


I'm so glad that you're feeling better and that you've started to drop some pounds.