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I'm only 13 so I have to take the drugs my parents say and f

I'm only 13 so I have to take the drugs my parents say and for 3 weeks I've been taking lithium and it makes me wet the bed and also almost pee my pants during the day because I have to drink so much water. And I hate taking it but they say I have to at least for a little longer to see if it WORKS. I want to just pretend to take it and throw the pills away. Is this safe to do?

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MoonChildRaine's picture
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Jul 14

Everybody telling this kid the doctor is wrong for diagnosing him that young, just stop, I was diagnosed bipolar at 10, granted id been his patient since I was 8 but still. To Raisin Boy, I preach lithium to my friends, it helped me tremendously and I need to get back on it, but can't without having another med, I can't remember why exactly, I've been speaking with a new doctor, but there is an issue with hydration and peeing, I think thats just medication in general though because I've had it with many meds. Your body adjusts, lithium specifically takes time to build up properly, give it a full month and then talk to your doctor, you have LOTS of options, but I'd ask him or her first why exactly they think your bipolar. Do you have severe mood swings ? Or a few really good days and then some really bad ones ? Do your emotions feel uncontrollable ?

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Jul 14

@MoonChildRaine People are able to share whatever they want here on SG as long as it's not hurtful or attacking anyone. I also don't see anyone here saying the doctor was wrong. If you read through the thread you would see that Raisin_Boy already answered the question of why he was diagnosed bipolar.

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MoonChildRaine's picture
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Jul 14

@afunk I understand all that, but a lot of it is phrased in a way that makes the doctors sound incapable or wrong at least what I'm seeing, and that can be damaging to the relationship between the child and doctor without there being a real issue, it just seems like quite a few people said it and I felt the need to give another side. I probably shouldn't have phrased it the way I did so apologies, I have yet to find the comment where the reason for the diagnosis was made clear.

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