About Me: Male, 65, Newcastle, United Kingdom, member since Apr 2010
I am bipolar ( managed ) but now kidney disfunction stage 3 - have not been functioning properly with slow cognition and some slurred speasch - no doctor will / can do anything about there last two - I have kept a responsible job as an accountant ( by taking work home a
[More]nd keeping pace this way ) but I think my firm would like to lose me. Some of my symtoms are like dementia but no doctor will say anything. But I have had a good life and am battling so that it continues .Just wish any doctor would listen and help.
I have been on lithium for 35 years. Found out recently that it was ripping my kidneys apart. I now have stage III kidney failure. I got off of lithium and started a different medication and I'm doing fine now. The doctor told me that my kidneys are functioning better now than they were the month before. If I were you I would get off of lithium instantly.
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