Hey!Recently i read an article, where it was explained that lithium is used as a mood stabilizer due to its capacity to have an impact on ionic in-cell balance and also on transportation of ions of sodium and calcium between cells. And that the imbalances of sodium may be one of the causes of depression or mania. For example, deficiency in ions of sodium in blood may be associated with onset of mania.
What caught my attention is that the last trimester of my pregnancy i had severe electrolytes imbalance which led to loss of sensitivity in my arms and leg cramps during night time while pregnant. And then my PP, which followed, started with mania.
I wonder if anyone ever came across anything which may be linked to electrolyte theory behind postpartum psychosis.
I might be naive but i believe that in the age of global science and information exchange we can make a breakthrough in discovery of the true nature of PP.
Any information and your personal experience will be much appreciated.