Saturday, July 3, 2010

Starting Lithium

So I took the Lithium last night. About 10pm. It was hard because I actually don't want to take it but know I don't have any other option. I am on a tightrope and need to be seen as compliant. I don't think I have a mood disorder or want stabilising.

I'm starting on 600mg a day. Today I have been very thirsty and a bit dizzy. But it has been hot and I didn't sleep last night.( Booking myself tickets to the old smoke but decided I better be in for Crisis visit don't want to ring alarm bells.......anymore alarm bells..anyway.) so who knows if this is side effect or situatonal.

I saw Crisis team, and it was ok. Apart from them telling husband about the TV thing and voice, but I managed to skirt around it. They asked him to ring them if I get high/risky over weekend. They asked me to ring, but I said I wouldn't on any circumstance. No point. But thanks anyway. He said that Shrink had put in her notes on both assesments that she really wanted me in hospital. And he reinforced that MHA assesments are a last resort if someone is very ill, and can't be managed in community. So apparently by logic - 2 assesments in 2 weeks. (8 in 18 months) I am VERY ill.(they think)

Anyway I am trying to convince myself to take 2nd set of 3 Lithium tablets. Which could take some convincing . So that's all for now.


NOS said...

Once again, I'm sorry you were put in this situation with the Lithium. I understand you don't want to be taking it.

I hope your day improves,

Differently Sane said...

{{{hugs}}} - A difficult situation to be in.

Take care,

Mandy said...
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Mandy said...

Sorry L

Am pretty f'd rid of post soon as.

I do wonder if your never ending cycle of asssessments could get you into the Guiness Book of Records.

You know I think they are all one step down from amoebas but I guess, trying to be objective, they are in very trying on you.

Won't comment on Lithium. Never had can't from experience.

Hope it manages to do some good ...hope ..again back to hope.

Take care, best as x