Lithium... Bad or Good ???

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Posted by Doug ( on November 27, 2001 at 17:18:34:

My Doc just prescribed Lithium. I'm scared. I'm in the middle of my worst bout ever. I get 3-4 attacks a day. It's been a little over a month so far. I've had some days off, but lately it's been insane. I go through a large tank of Oxygen in a week. I take 2 doses of Imitrex a day, plus 480 mg a day, verapamil- 1000 mg/ day and ... I can't even remember what it's called (little orange pills). No luck breaking the cycle. The side effects of Lithium are scary. I don't want to have tremors or have to have some sort of injection to counteract blood poisoning from too many meds. I don't want to die of side effects...Please, can anyone tell me if they've taken Lithium and if so with what other meds, whether it helped or whether there were side effets. I've been taking meds for 10 years now (I'm 30) and I'm fed up. I think another CH sufferer could lick me and get relief. Please advise. Thanks and good luck.

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