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jnhg1992

576d

hey there! I'm trying to learn how to better live with schizoaffective and learning about lithium...

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    • Fwd1982

      221d

      I take serequel but i gained 80 pounds with it

    • Fwd1982

      221d

      I take serequel but i gained 80 pounds with it

    • leofab

      221d

      I gained 40 lbs on lithium.

    • faerywyrm

      576d

      I am a bipolar schizophrenic and it is a wild ride. I went without meds for years. Then they tried lithium. Now I take Aristada shots and Aripiprazole for breakthroughs. It helps with both the mood swings and hallucinations. Plus, I lost 40 lbs after getting off the lithium.

    • faerywyrm

      576d

      Welcome! Lithium can help, but I got off of it because of the side effects. It is known to cause weight gain and needs close monitoring. Also, it tends not to help with hallucinations.

      • jnhg1992

        576d

        @faerywyrm that's good to know! Yea they said I'd need regular blood work

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