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lithium and hypothyroidism
hi everyone, I've been on lithium for about 18 months now on a low maintenance dose of 400mg daily alongside 25mg seroquel.  I'm now wondering if my thyroid is playing up as my weight has increased in last 4 months and despite careful eating its not coming down. I'm completely exhausted and badly constipated all the time. I'm going to get a blood test sorted but wanted to know if these symptoms ring any bells with anyone, oh I also get unexplained hunger and start to shake even if I've only had a main meal a couple of hours before :-/
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1551327 tn?1414146344
Hello and welcome to the forum,
I cannot advise on this but I found a few links for posts from other members who have talked about this before...hope it helps:


http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Thyroid-Disorders/thyroid-lithium-connection/show/337396
http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Bipolar-Disorder/Lithium-and-thyroid-problems/show/652107
http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Thyroid-Disorders/Lithium-and-hypothyroidism/show/597372
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Thanks for the welcome and the links. I shall definitely be booking for a blood test and a chat with the Doc.
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