My stepmother put me on lithium but I don’t need it – I’m not bipolar?
At 8 years old my stepmother put me on lithium and I believe I was kept on some form of mood stabilizers for bipolar until I was 18. I only just found out about this happening without my knowledge and, emotional shock aside, I am worried. I spoke with my therapist and he agrees that I do not have bipolar. So, are there any side effects that could occur due to longtime use that began so young with something that didn’t even match with my brain chemicals?
Thank you, (…)
It is likely that there may have been some changes in your brain cells due to such prolonged use of lithium at such a young age and that too when you were not suffering from a bipolar.
Well.. its better you get yourself thoroughly analysed from a doctor. Get necessary investigations done .
If presently u dont have any symptoms then there is nothing to worry about.