I've been on Lithium for over 4 yrs, over the past year Ive been having pain in my sides, back and groin that will hit me spontaneously, Ive also urinated blood a few times and ended up at the doctors and the ER several times. They recently did a CT scan thinking it was kidney stones but there are no stones, at this point i am in pain and scared that they cant find anything, there has also been no infections but still the pain persists along with my hair falling out, an occasional metallic taste and ive noticed that my eyes are puffy. Ive just had a kidney function done and they said it was fine, but ive been reading about kidney failiure related to lithium use and that it is a reality, my stupid fucking doctor wont send me to a fucking urologist and ive been complaining for over 5 months now, I cant believe that this is what we all have to go through just to have a half stable and sane existance. Im starting to think that the remedy will be the death of me, and i dont want to have to choose between my having my sanity or loosing my life. Any long term lithium users out there?? anyone going through this bullshit ???
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