I'm 25 years old and have been taking Lithium for almost two years now. Just recently my doctor raised my dose to 300mg 3x in the am and 300mgs 2x at night. I got so sick I couldn't eat or sit up in bed for 2 or 3 days. I've since lowered my dose, however now I'm suffering from real bad (and real scary) sleep paralysis. I haven't slept without at least 5 episodes a night since I lowered my dose of lithium. (And I don't sleep on my back.)
So my question is, are these two things related? Can a high lithium level cause sleep paralysis? And if not, are there medications I can take to make it go away? (I'm already on trazadone and 6mgs of Ativan/day)
Any help is appreciated, thanks for reading!