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Bipolar Medication Change - Worried

depressedmum09depressedmum09 Member Posts: 34 Courageous
Hi, Im looking for some advice with anyone who has experience with Bipolar.
I suffer with Bipolar, I was diagnosed in 2017. I was prescribed mirtazapine 45mg and Lithium 900mg. I recently had bloods taken and my thyroid fuction has declined, the GP doctor believes it is down to the long term use of lithium therefore he is changing this to something else for my next repeat prescription. I am terrifed. When I first started to take this combination my severe manic episodes where every couple of weeks, over the years as the medication was increased these severe episodes are once every few months. I still have hyper mania episodes but I dont pose a danger to myself or others when these happen, Im more of a high energy can do every task under the sun kind of person and they last a few days.
Does anyone have any experience of having medication changed and the effect it had (good or bad). I have 2 children, my youngest is 1 years old, my eldest is 8. She was terrified of me when my Bipolar was really bad and I cant let that happen again. Do I have a choice to refuse the doctors medication change? 
Thanks for anyones help with this. 


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