Britney Spears has spilled a lot of beans since the conservatorship got terminated and Jamie Spears was suspended from being her guardian. Earlier it has been reported that Jamie Spears bugged his daughter’s bedroom and Britney’s attorney even accused Jamie and TriStar Entertainment, the star’s former business manager to have taken more than $18 million during the conservatorship. Earlier in 2021, Britney also spoke out about how she was also forced to take psychotropic drugs. Here’s the full story regarding it.
Britney Spears forced to take Lithium:
Britney Spears had some shocking revelations when she spoke about how she had very little control over her life during the conservatorship. She said that she was forced to take the antidepressant Lithium against her will. According to her statement, all her old medicines were removed by a psychiatrist:
“He immediately, the next day, put me on lithium out of nowhere. He took me off my normal meds I’ve been on for five years,”
During the conservatorship hearing in 2021, Britney told the court about the negative effects of lithium that she had to bear:
“Lithium is a very, very strong [drug] and completely different medication compared to what I was used to. You can go mentally impaired if you take too much if you stay on it longer than five months,” Britney said at the hearing. “He put me on that and I felt drunk. I couldn’t even have a conversation with my mom or dad really about anything.”
According to experts, Lithium is a drug given to patients with Bipolar Disorder and it’s very positive too but it can have several side effects like nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and headache. Dr. Jessica Gold, assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at Washington University says that Lithium has so many potential side effects that the patient has to be regularly monitored from the first dose to avoid any danger.
Gold says that since lithium “is a medicine that has a good amount of side effects,” it’s one of the most strictly monitored. Patients should regularly undergo blood tests, especially at the start of treatment and when changes in dosage are made. “Lithium can affect your kidneys, it can affect your thyroid and it can affect some of your electrolyte levels,” says Gold. “So we monitor that. We also look at your complete blood count and make sure that that’s OK.”
Although Gold clarified that five months long on a medication like Lithium may not be true but then also a patient should be given drugs like these with extreme care.
The Current Scenario:
Currently, Britney Spears has moved to a new mansion in California with her newly wedded husband Sam Asghari, and has also broken every relationship with her family. The case is still going on with many new reports being dug out. Britney’s attorney resurfaced some emails between Jamie Spears and the star’s former business manager TriStar Entertainment that reveal that they have benefited a large sum of money from her conservatorship. TriStar denied the allegations and was asked by Britney’s attorney to produce official documents in court to prove their innocence.