Hi everyone it has been a long and difficult journey since my sister was diagnosed with postpartum psychosis on Jan 2017. After different meds, 3 admissions to the psychiatric unit and about 13 sessions of ECT...my sister was finally stable and acting much like herself again since July 2017. At that time she was on 15mg of Zyprexa and 900mg of Lithium...currently she is on 1.25mg of Zyprexa and 900mg of the Lithium. She continues to do well and is very stable..thank God.. For those of you who have been able to successfully wean of your meds from this point forward what is your advice...did you guys wean completely from your antipsychotic before weaning Lithium, how long after being off the antipsychotic did the lithium weaning began? How slowly did u wean off the Lithium?
We will continue weaning off her meds with her psychiatrist advice, just want to get advice from women who have gone through this.
Her phychiatrist tells us that she still has a 50% chance of being diagnosed with bipolar depression if she relapses after weaning meds...and we want to do everything possible in our hands so that she can be stable and be the same person as before without the meds...
Thank you so much for ur help