5 patient evaluations for Lithium Carbonate taken for the purpose of 'Bipolar Disorder' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Major

THE EMPEROR
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THE EMPEROR
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
28 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar Disorder

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Sep 15, 2012 (Started Jul 18, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Everyone is different. This worked without the severe apathy at 600mg. P-doc increased it to 900 because that was the therapeutic dose, but I didn't care about SHIT on that dose. Just stopped it. A lot of people find it really helpful. I'm just one person, one experience.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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jackiebipolar
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jackiebipolar
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
45 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: vg
I have:
Bipolar I

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Aug 30, 2010 (Started Jun 08, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Lithium has always worked well for me. The biggest problem I have with it is constant diarrhea. But it's worth it for the mood stabilization it gives me.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Diarrhea chronic

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becliberty1
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becliberty1
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 41
Condition: 6 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
I am: b

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May 19, 2009 (Started Mar 23, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was a great regulator. I am thinking about going back on it
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Excessive thirst (polydipsia)

Mar 23, 2009 (Started Mar 23, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Excessive thirst (polydipsia)

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2hard2love
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2hard2love
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 50
Condition: 5 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
I am: g

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Apr 19, 2009 (Started Mar 25, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 1350 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I love the way I am not up and down it is worth the side effects to act normal.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Memory problems, Thirst, Urinary frequency, Tremor in hands, Shakiness, Nausea, Nausea

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silverainfell
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silverainfell
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 21
Condition: 4 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
I am: vb

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Feb 25, 2009 (Started Feb 12, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Some side effects are only present at the beginning of treatment or when the dosage is changed. Its worked for me with my moods so I have over looked my side effects because they were mild, but its a great medication.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Thirst, Acne breakout, Diarrhea, Nausea

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