CCHR HAS A PDF
It enumerates some Side Effects of Lithium, and many more Psychiatric Drugs as we mentioned in our previous post. So if you’re wondering What’s Known about the Psych Drugs sold in Your Country outside the US you May be able to find a cross reference to whatever Consumer Name a particular, newer drug in Your Country is sold under to its US Consumer Name, ….. & use our FDA Adverse Reaction Reports.
Birth defects if given to a pregnant woman
Change in the ability to taste food
Excessive saliva in the mouth
Fast, slow, irregular, or pounding heartbeat
Fine hand movements that are difficult to control
Joint or muscle pain
Loss of appetite
Loss of coordination
Movements that are unusual or difficult to control
Muscle weakness, stiffness, twitching, or tightness
Painful, cold, or discolored fingers and toes
Pounding noises inside the head
Ringing in the ears
Stomach pain or bloating
Swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue, throat, hands, wrists, feet, ankles, or lower legs
Thin, brittle fingernails or hair
Uncontrollable tongue movements
Unusual discomfort in cold temperatures
Weight gain or loss134
Lithium is a mineral given in salt form. It is found in tiny amounts in minerals, water, plant, animal and human tissues. However, just because it is a naturally occurring substance, do not make the mistake of thinking it is safe.
One of the most dangerous effects of lithium prescribed to patients is that in order to achieve a “sedating” effect, the “therapeutic” dosage that psychiatrists use is near toxic; i.e., so poisonous that it can cause serious harm or even death.135
Medical experts state that the almost inevitable result of lithium not being metabolized is that it can lead to kidney damage. Lithium is even more hazardous when too much of it accumulates in the body and the toxicity from this can also lead to permanent brain damage and death.136
134 Physicians’ Desk Reference, (Medical Economics Company, New Jersey, 1998), pp. 2822-2823; David L. Richman, M.D., Leonard Roy Frank, and Art Mandler, Dr. Caligari’s Psychiatric Drugs (Alonzo Printing Co., Inc., California, 1984), p. 39.
135 David L. Richman, M.D., et al., op. cit., pp. 38-39.