Did you know that lithium carbonate causes terrible pimples? My skin was broken out from the year I started that stuff until a few months after it was stopped. Pimples mean your kidneys are breaking down.
I took lithium from 1984 until 1996. It also makes your hair curly, but please…don’t take it for that! Do you want big hair? Take this pill….
It makes you shake very very badly. Some people gain weight from it. I didn’t. It will make you extremely thirsty all the time. Many people gain water weight.
As for anything positive, it helped me with my ED for unknown reasons. I believed I was “cured” for a few years. Cured? While my kidneys slowly deteriorated.
I don’t remember it flattening my emotions any. I had moodswings like any other human being and I don’t recall lithium changing that, though many say they do feel lifeless and flat. I don’t recall it ever helped me sleep nor influenced that, except it causes diabetes insipidus which can interfere with sleep.
It kills your thyroid and your kidneys and many who are on it now will die young. Likely in their 50’s. But…try to tell someone in their 20’s this, and they will not care. Yet.
Great cure, but we lost the patient. –Hemingway