Invoice Oddie says lithium toxicity was ‘virtually deadly’
Former Goodies star and nature presenter Invoice Oddie has revealed he has been “very ailing” throughout the summer season with an “virtually deadly” situation.
The 79-year-old birdwatcher and conservationist tweeted he had been affected by “lithium toxicity”.
He wrote: “Simply so you understand, I’ve been very ailing most of this summer season. Lithium toxicity. Nearly deadly!”
Oddie has spoken previously about having bipolar dysfunction, for which lithium is a standard therapy.
It could even be used for despair, which Oddie has additionally had.
“I’m nonetheless right here however very confused about most issues! However then aren’t many people,” he wrote.
“IT fuddles my mind. Confusion. Will I return? I Actually dunno. I do hope so. Please want me luck. XX.”
What’s lithium toxicity?
Lithium is a sort of medication often known as a temper stabiliser. It’s used to deal with temper issues together with mania, despair and bipolar dysfunction.
The NHS warns that in the event you take an excessive amount of lithium, it’s best to name 999 or go straight to A&E, even when you don’t really feel any totally different.
It’s because very excessive quantities of lithium could cause issues together with your kidneys and different organs. It might probably trigger signs similar to:
- Feeling or being sick
- Issues together with your eyesight (blurred imaginative and prescient)
- Elevated must go to the bathroom, incontinence
- Feeling faint, lightheaded or sleepy
- Confusion and blackouts
- Shaking or muscle weak point, muscle twitches, jerks or spasms affecting the face, tongue, eyes or neck
The TV presenter had final tweeted on 22 June.
Ten years in the past, Oddie stated he had endured “in all probability the worst 12 months of my life” because of his battle with despair and bipolar dysfunction, having spent two intervals in hospital in 2009.
Oddie discovered fame within the 1970s as a member of comedian trio The Goodies, alongside Tim Brooke-Taylor, who died earlier this year, and Graeme Backyard.
Later in his profession, his love of birds led him to current a number of reveals on the BBC, together with Invoice Oddie Goes Wild, Springwatch and Autumnwatch.
When you’ve got been affected by any of the problems within the story, you possibly can entry help by way of the BBC’s Actionline.