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Low dose Lithium

Hi,

Is it true that even low dose lithium, say 2.5mg a day, can affect thyroid and also impede NDT absorption and effect? Is there any medical research to support this?

I have had conflicting reports about this, many people saying that really low dose is ok.

My lithium levels are through the floor so wanted to help myself here.

Thanks.

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Hoalarg,

Are you buying some sort of Lithium supplement over the counter?

It is Lithium Carbonate which is a prescription drug used in the treatment of psychiatric illness which can induce hypothyroidism.

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Yes. It's lithium orotate.

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Hoalarg,

Lithium Orotate can cause kidney and thyroid damage. Read the links and decide whether the benefits outweigh the risks. google.co.uk/search?client=...

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Even at those doses? It doesn't look as if too much research has been done on it. Thanks anyway.

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Please let me know if you find out about low dose effects. I just started taking 5mg lithium carbonate.

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You could have a read of some of the papers found by this search:

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?te...

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Thanks.

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i have been taking lithium n is on a high dose im on 1,200mg a night my shrink reduced them to 2 night which is 800mg as i had toxicity n before i started to take i didnt suffer from thyroid problems now i do amongst other things b very careful what u take this is my last resort as i have cycling bipolar only thing that works for me

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