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I am on a number of medications for severe depression. A few months ago I decided to come off Lithium, I did it really slowly and had no adverse effects (this was undertaken with out the knowledge of cons/gp/cpn)
Unfortunetly the week I finished tapering off my husband was diagnosed with cancer and is due to go into hospital to have the tumour removed in 2 weeks time.
I dont know whether I should restart the lithium, just in case, or leave my head clear of all the muzziness.
My GP and Lithium nurse know what i have done and my circumstances but neither are giving me any clues about what i should do.
My GP has said that if I decide I needed or wanted to back to taking Lithium I was to go back and see him ASAP so he could work with my psychiatrist to get me back to my 'normal' level quickly.
I am really confused about what I should do.
I was still getting bouts of deep depression every few months even while taking it, so if it wasnt working why have all the side effects.
As you can tell my mind is completely jumbled up.
What are your views or experience on what might be the best option for me
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