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How often should one go get labs done for lithium levels?
 
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If you're wanting to check your thyroid and kidney function my GP has mentioned every 2 months. That's quite a lot to have blood drawn in a year but in my opinion better safe than sorry. The general consesus is every three months. If you're checking lithium levels it should be every time you alter medication dosage.
 
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When you first start it's quite regularly, after the first week and then until you're in range. Then once you get within therapeutic range it's every few months (every three months or so, or as high as every six months). I think it depends on your own factors like age, fitness etc.
 
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Gosh I don’t want to be on lithium anymore. That’s annoying to be to do labs that often
 
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You should always weigh up the pros and cons with any medication, none of them are perfect. Does it help you and if so is getting regular blood tests worth it? etc.
 
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