Anyone here got their bipolar meds reduced to nothing after years of being stable ?
I have been stable for 12 years plus because the trigger for my bipolar episodes was eliminated because of my old age. I was eager to get married when I was younger, and got emotionally involved with girls and my mind went wild because of it. That was when I had my episodes. Now that I am 54, and no longer have any desire to get married, did I manage to stay stable for 12 years plus.
I have been taking lithium carbonate for about 30 years. Now that the doctor at the health clinic said that I have chronic kidney disease made me think that it is best for me to reduce taking my bipolar meds if possible. The doctor at the hospital have changed the lithium carbonate to sodium valproate recently because of my kidney disease. I am staying quite stable on the sodium valproate since.
I am wondering whether there is anyone here who has had kidney disease as a result of possibly taking bipolar meds ? Are you thinking of reducing your bipolar meds as well ? Or anyone here who succeeded in reducing their bipolar meds to nothing now.
Mind you, I am still having an injection of invega sustenna every 28 days and I don't mind having it for the rest of my life.
Anyone in the same shoe as me ?
Your input is very much appreciated thanks in advance.
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