Can Lithium make you irritable?
April 1, 2014 4:49 AM Subscribe
Is the lithium making me a total crab ass 24/7?
posted by stormpooper to Health & Fitness (7 answers total)
I've been on lithium for about a month. Started off with 450mgs and was feeling ok but according to blood tests, it wasn't showing up at therapeutic levels. So my physc. increased it to 900 mg. Now I'm crabby/pissy ALL OF THE TIME. My 5 year old? Irritates the shit out of me. My husband? Urks the crap out of me to the point I snap or start yelling/get frustrated over the littlest things. I'm also getting rid of 3 years worth of Prozac in my system.
Is this is the lithium talking or the combo of the Prozac weaning off and Lithium adjusting? I'm getting annoyed with this guinea pigging of meds. Prozac was working I would say 90% of the time then bam, horrible mental side effects that I had to get off. Lithium--I sleep well on it, no depression but I've been dealing with my parents' home being sold (they both passed away) so it's emotional but this non stop crabbiness, I can't stand. It's like severe PMDD (which I do have) 24/7, 7 days a week. Today it's so bad that I had to call in sick.
Curious of the experiences since I'm thinking of calling my doc but I'm also nervous/annoyed that it will mean that I have to try ANOTHER drug with mystery effects.