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About to taper lithium and scared! Anyone ever switch from ER to instant?

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Doctor is onboard and plan to go 10mg at a time using liquid as I’m super sensitive (failed once before from 900 to 720). Currently on 900 ER all at night with .8 level.

Only decision I have to make is whether to take the liquid all at night or break it up as 2/3 night and 1/3 morning.

Any of you ever switched from ER to instant? Did you change when you were taking it? Thanks!
 
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Trying to get off it! Works for many but not me - I’m not really bipolar. Feel dumber, have no memories, no libido - lithium worked for me like an eraser.
 
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I had a seratonin syndrome/hypomanic type reaction to an increass in SSRIs I had been on for 16 years. It happened within seconds so i don’t think it was mania - it was like snorting a drug. - but then we made more changes - then I got floxed by levaquin and got Candida - and then I had insomnia not mania and tried to kill myself cuz I couldn’t sleep. So they said I was in a “mixed state” and gave me lithium in the hospital and made me a vegetable.
 
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