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Hi,

Can someone who has been taking Lithium confirm whether they have had headaches? I have been getting brain freeze like headaches on and off for a good year now and I am not sure whether it's sinuses or lithium? Anyone can help?
 
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Hi,

Can someone who has been taking Lithium confirm whether they have had headaches? I have been getting brain freeze like headaches on and off for a good year now and I am not sure whether it's sinuses or lithium? Anyone can help?
I did not experience headaches during the several years I was on lithium.
 
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hi ,i would maybe see your gp so they can confirm what is is causing the headaches x Lu x
Thanks Lu. You are indeed a fairy roaming around the forum giving advice. That's how I am picturing you haha.
 
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Fairy Lu is a gift to us all.

You might call your psychiatrist, too. I tried to start Lamictal twice, but could never get to a therapeutic dose because of a headache side effect. I don't know if Lithium can do the same thing.

Your psychiatrist could tell you if headaches are a common side effect and if they go away (my doc said they usually don't if you get them with Lamictal).
 
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Fairy Lu is a gift to us all.

You might call your psychiatrist, too. I tried to start Lamictal twice, but could never get to a therapeutic dose because of a headache side effect. I don't know if Lithium can do the same thing.

Your psychiatrist could tell you if headaches are a common side effect and if they go away (my doc said they usually don't if you get them with Lamictal).
Hi SF guy,

I told my psychiatrist 2 weeks ago and she told me to monitor and that it might be from something else. I might call the GP on Monday and see what my psychiatric nurse says.
 
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I didn't have any in the 9 months or so that I was on it.
 
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