Some of the side effects of using lithium are dehydration and excessive sweating. Now combine those side effects with the heat and humidity of living in the tropics you end up with some additional unwanted effects.

I am starting to associate some symptoms I have been experiencing back to lithium. To put it in context, I live in Northern New Zealand. We have a subtropical climate. Currently it’s sitting at 28c outside with a humidity of 97%. To put it in a nutshell it’s bloody hot as hell.

During these hot days I have been becoming more fatigued, more so than the usual fatigue from just the lithium. I am also becoming sensitive to the light when the sun is beaming down.

Does anyone else living in a hot climate experience anything similar or maybe different? Would be interested to know.