- Nov 13, 2009
Hi everybody. I'm a new member. I was diagnosed with BPD at the age of 16. I've had one other minor episode of hypomania/mania 2 years after that. I've been taking Lithium for the last 20 years on quite a high dose. I have been completely well whilst taking Lithium and have found it to be a good medication despite some minor side-affects. However, I'm now finding that I'm experiencing 'moderate chronic kidney failure' as measured by elevated creatinine levels in my bloodstream. My levels are around 150-160 (I'm not sure3 of the measurment used. Has anyone else had any experience with creeping creatinine levels whilst taking Lithium? Could you please advise me on what happened and what you and your doctor did about it please?