I had PP when my son was 3 months old in August 2017. I have been treated with Lithium (1gram) and what is now a very small dose of Olanzipine (2.5mg every other day).
My consultant psychiatrist send I could start coming off the lithium in January of this year, but I have waited until now as my GP thought it would be better to come off in the spring.
I have a GP appointment later this week to discuss coming off the lithium and then the olanzapine, starting this month.
Does anyone have any experiences, advice or tips about coming off lithium that they could share? I am happy but also a little apprehensive. This is my first experience with lithium and only episode of psychosis so I'm hoping it will not develop into a long term condition, but coming off lithium feels like it might be the moment of truth.
How well coming off this medication goes is also go to have an impact on my decision about having another baby, so that is also on my mind.
Any advice or support you can offer would be greatly appreciated.