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Originally posted by sarra1833
Precisely why I NEVER drink water. I stick to diet green tea with ginsing, the super rare Sprite (soda) or a fruit smoothie.
IF I have to drink the stuff, I'll buy Fiji water and even then, that's a once a year thing IF that.
Originally posted by Ashertron
I'd much rather have Lithium in the water than Fluoride. I understand some of you would argue that PURE water is best and you are correct but we ARE talking about something much less harmful than Flouride and in "trace amounts"
"Happy water" sounds good to me if it truly reduces suicides, a benefit that I feel outweighs the rare-but-possible side-effects (which looks like any other side-effect list BTW).
Originally posted by moonweed
lithium has NO business being put in anything, or anyone...."trace" amounts can still be deadly, because nobody knows...or is willing to say what a safe level/dose is....we're not bi-polar....we don't need psych meds....and we damn sure don't need to be poisoned...any kind of doctor that says we need anything of the sort in our water supply, needs to be shot for wanting to do such a thing...they have to "practice" medicine, because they don't know what the # they're doing....that's why they're all incompetent quacksedit on 2011/12/5 by moonweed because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by christina-66
reply to post by Ashertron
Lithium is not a happy pill - it's a mood stabilizer. You may not feel sad...but you won't feel happy either...nor will you feel excited or enthusiastic about anything. You will be NUMB...and you will be placid.
Emotions make us human. I want to keep mine.
Oh yeah - another wee side effect - it destroys the minds creativity.edit on 5-12-2011 by christina-66 because: (no reason given)
very high blood levels of lithium may cause lithium toxicity and may lead to a coma. You or your carer must seek immediate medical advice if you get any of these symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, blurred vision, light-headedness, sweating, drowsiness, confusion, muscle weakness, tremor, abnormal muscle movements or twitches, passing more urine than normal, urinary or faecal incontinence, restlessness, stupor, convulsions or blackouts
abnormal eye movements
bad taste in the mouth
balance or coordination problems - seek immediate medical advice if you have problems with balance or coordination
extrapyramidal side effects
eye or eyesight problems
increased blood sugar levels
inflammation of hair follicles
intracranial hypertension - seek medical advice if you develop persistent headache or visual disturbances
loss of appetite
lowered blood pressure
myasthenia gravis or myasthenia gravis like conditions
oedema of the extremities
passing much more urine than usual
psoriasis or worsening of psoriasis
reduced conscious level
skin problems including allergic skin rashes
slower heart rate
speech problems - seek medical advice if you have problems with your speech
thirst - seek medical advice if you feel unusually thirsty
thyroid problems such as goitre or thyrotoxicosis