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Taking Lithium...how can I Alleviate Diarrhea? It is a Side

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i ve been taking lithium since 2003 and since that time i ve been with diarrhea. Some times it comes, sometimes not but it is always with me.May lithium causes diarrhea that lasts a long time? What can i do to turn this fact less common? i made a post in a forum and many patients told me they had this kind of effect for a long time. By the way , i never had sexual intercourse without condoms.


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replied April 21st, 2006
Bipolar Disorder Answer A819
Diarrhea could be one of the side effects of using lithium. You can visit your psychiatrist and request to reduce the dose. Chronic diarrhea is also a n indication of possible HIV-infection. Therefore, you can consider asking for an HIV-test, too.
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