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kindly please tell me since how long have you been completely free of your bipolar symptoms and for how long a duration have you taken the medicines so far...
This is important to assess which phase of treatment you are in ...
i will get back to you with an appropriate reply as soon as you reply to my query ...
I think if you have been symptom free since past 6 months , then i do not think there is any problem in getting the prescription of lithium from a physician / gp , but you need to get your serum lithium levels checked every 3-4 months till the time you stop taking lithium , this is because lithium is notorious to cause toxicity , so by carrying out serum lithium tests, one will know if the lithium levels in your body are not above the normal levels that is 0.8 - 1.2 mmol / dl.. ( this is the normal serum levels of lithium that is expected)
So, to summarize you may get your self prescribed from your GP , but make sure that you get the necessary serum level tests done as mentioned above , and if possible , do take some time out to visit your previous psychiatrist atleast once to see how you are doing on lithium.. and also if there is some new development in your symptoms , then also you have to seek help from your previous treating psychiatrist , otherwise , i think since you have been maintaining well on lithium , you shall continue on it and shall get it prescribed from your gp.
I hope this helps..
Wish you all the best..
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