Life After Lithium is unique in literature about mental health. Here, and nowhere else, you will find honest and forthright information about the consequences of taking lithium.Buy now!

Life After Lithium is a book about my experiences in the mental health system. It's a book about what happened to me after I chose to leave the mental health system and start a new life. Many are afraid of stopping "meds" and "therapy" for fear that their lives will worsen. For me, this was hardly the case. I got better! At 61 I feel like I'm just getting started! In Life After Lithium you will read about how you, too, can gain autonomy and freedom!

There are many dangers of lithium that our doctors never told us about. They never told us this drug would destroy our delicate thyroid glands. Even less likely were we to hear that a large percentage of patients will develop Chronic Kidney Disease. CKD, as it is abbreviated, is degenerative and often fatal. What can we do now? In Life After Lithium I offer many practical and useful suggestions to live happily, to improve health and well-being beyond what we could possibly have imagined.

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Life After Lithium – From the Foreward

I have written this book because I notice a lack of information about lithium available to the general public. Even people who have been on lithium for many years are unaware of the possible consequences, or unaware of the likelihood that damage may occur. Some are noticing damages starting even after being off lithium for years.

People who have been damaged by this drug have very few places to turn for information. Typically, they may seek counsel from their own psychiatrist or family doctor, and eventually, a nephrologist, a doctor who specializes in kidneys. I am shocked upon speaking with nephrologists and other doctors that many aren’t familiar with the curious combination of damages produced by lithium. Nephrologists often recommend a cookie-cutter course of treatment that isn’t applicable or is even harmful, or they fail to suggest any ways to improve the quality of patients’ lives.

This short book is written for anyone who was ever given the pharmaceutical called lithium carbonate, for their families, and anyone who cares for someone who took lithium. What you read here will not be the typical mental health book, if there even is one. This book might also be useful for anyone who has kidney disease. Those who are considering the drug, or who still take lithium may also benefit from this book. I am also including a considerable amount of material about how to live independently of the mental health system, which would apply to anyone thinking of leaving. Lastly, I am including some kidney-friendly fun recipes separately in the Appendix. I am including, just for the heck of it, the recipe I use to make my own dog food for my dog, Puzzle.

My main goal is to tell you there is hope. There is a possibility of life after lithium. By all means we can make lives for ourselves beyond barely existing or putting up with a bad deal. In fact, you can even return to a life that is vibrant and thriving. I did! When I found this life for myself the one thing I wanted to do was to share what I had learned. I hope you find the information useful and helpful.

Life After Lithium will be available on Amazon Kindle. In time, the book will also be available in other formats, so readers around the world can enjoy it.

Life After Lithium is priced affordably, to ensure the widest distribution possible. My aim is to spread the word and to help others as much as I can.