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New to the bipolar world - lithium chest pain

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hopefulinny

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Hi -

I was on multiple ssris and Wellbutrin at the same time. We tried to simplify and increase one lower one and wooooosh - I got high. Instant manic reaction. Fast forward to a mixed state and a hospitalization and I am withdrawing from some and I’m on 900mg lithium along with lexapro and Wellbutrin (90 days off Paxil and zoloft as well - yay polypharm!!).

anyone experience extreme chest tightness/pressure from the lithium? I tried to lower from 900 to 780 with liquid and it got even worse and my body felt like it was on fire (while at the same time being freezing cold). It’s like a squeezing deep into my sternum. Thanks!
 
SunnyDaze

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Hi there. I wanted to bump this thread up.Hopefully someone will come along and respond

Hugs
 
megirl

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Possibly anxiety related??, but chest pain always needs to be checked out please go to your local A&D department asap
Please take chest pain seriously whether you 'think' its serious or not.
Health professionals need to assess you and check what the cause of it is
Chest pain is a serious symptom of many causes
As a nurse myself I've looked after patients with chest pain that may or may not have been cardiac related.

Its a relief for me and of course them that it wasn't their heart.
Patients feel embarrassed asking for help I tell them its a great outcome they have sought treatment and best outcome.
Certainly not wasting anyone's time.
I truly if I had chest pain would ring for an ambulance
 
fazza

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Totally agree 100 percent with the above post. Please get it checked out.
 
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hopefulinny

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Went to pulmonologist and nothing wrong with my chest. Probably musculature/cartilage along my sternum/ribcage due to meds.
 
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