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Hey everyone! I'm getting of Latuda as its interfering with my Libido.
I was wondering what peoples thoughts are on Lithium and sexual dysfunction.
 
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I don't think lithium has any effect on my libido. Indirectly, initially, since it improved my mood a lot it also improved my libido. But when my mood returned to normal my libido did too.
 
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Yea thats the thing if your depressed so is your Libido.
 
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Lithium has not had an effect on my libido either way. xo, j
 
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Thanks, from what I here Lithium is the gold standard with least side effects. This Latuda is horrible.
 
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It is, at least in Europe. The only side effect I seem to have is worsening of my irritable bowel syndrome but I'm not even sure if it's the lithium.
Also, in the first 6 months or so I had a trembling eyelid, but that went away.
At a higher dose I had trouble to concentrate and finding words. Lowering the dose solved that issue.
 
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Thats good to know thanks. Seems like it shouldnt be a problem.
 
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I wouldn't encourage anyone to take lithium. It's damaging for your brain never mind anything else.
 
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I wouldn't encourage anyone to take lithium. It's damaging for your brain never mind anything else.
That applies to many medications so what are we supposed to do to get better? Talk ourselves out of it like you do with cancer?! No, the choice is between ourselves, our doctors and Google.
 
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That applies to many medications so what are we supposed to do to get better? Talk ourselves out of it like you do with cancer?! No, the choice is between ourselves, our doctors and Google.
Google? No way...
You don't get better you learn to accept yourself. There is no getting better in my mind because that would be accepting what they tell you is wrong with you.
As for cancer there are cases of people with cancer who change their lifestyle and beliefs and get better and the cancer disappears. All I know is I'm not well at all but going through NHS mental health services is not helping.
 
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My Grandmother and a friend from college died from Lithium Toxicity. My APRN was encouraging to go on it, wtf???
 
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