I ran across someone who was requesting help through their blog. She has been diagnosed with BiPolar Disorder and Hepatitis C. She is currently on Prozac and should not be taking it due to the Hepatitis C. Because she cannot afford any alternative solutions she instead is going to a well known hospital for free for more drugs. They will be giving her Lithium which she has taken in the past when institutionalized. Since she has had a previous operation at this hospital she believes these doctors are experts and will not harm her.
I beg to differ. Through my own experience I know that doctors do not know all. They just learn what others teach them and from what they read. Please see the information below on Lithium and its side effects. I think you will be shocked. If after you read the information below and decide to stop taking Lithium, please do not do so cold turkey. See http://theroadback.org/workbook.htm for a free online book entitled, “How to Get Off Psychiatric Drugs Safely.” Their system helps prevent most or all of the horrible withdrawal symptoms associated with such drugs. It’s free! What can you lose? The success stories they have published are amazing!
GENERAL WARNINGS AND STUDIES ON LITHIUM:
Lithium is a mineral given in salt form. It is found in tiny amounts in minerals, water, plant, animal and human tissues. However, just because it is a naturally occurring substance, do not make the mistake of thinking it is safe.
One of the most dangerous effects of lithium prescribed to patients is that in order to achieve a “sedating” effect, the “therapeutic” dosage that psychiatrists use is near toxic; i.e., so poisonous that it can cause serious harm or even death.
Medical experts state that the almost inevitable result of lithium not being metabolized is that it can lead to kidney damage. Lithium is even more hazardous when too much of it accumulates in the body and the toxicity from this can also lead to permanent brain damage and death.
LITHIUM BRAND NAMES:
LITHIUM SIDE EFFECTS:
Birth defects if given to a pregnant woman
Slowed intellectual functioning
Swelling of ankles and wrists
Uncontrollable tongue movements
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