I'm new to this forum, so please excuse me if I happen to post this in the wrong section...
My doctor started me on 900mg lithium last Friday, and I am not liking it at all. The side effects, though minimal, are having a negative effect on my recovery. My sleep HAD been normal for the first time in my life (I started 10mg abilify a few weeks back and it's really helped), but the lithium causes me to wake after 3 or so hours due to dry mouth. Also, exercise is helping me recover greatly, but it is recommended that I don't sweat too much while on the lithium so I don't become dehydrated.
Unfortunately, my doc is on vacation, but I was wondering...if I've only been on the lithium for a few days, can I just suddenly stop? or should I taper off?