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

Jerry123
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Jerry123
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 1
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Severe
51 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Bipolar I

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Aug 16, 2012 (Started Oct 31, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar I Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Weight gain, thyroid problems, low energy, liver test, great for me when needed maybe not needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Shaky hands, Drug ineffective

May 27, 2010 (Started Oct 31, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Shaky hands, Drug ineffective

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mstaz88
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mstaz88
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: Some
function: Some
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:F43y
FM:18y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Nov 1, 2010 (Started Oct 08, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Side effects: Tremor in hands, Thirst

Jan 20, 2009 (Started Oct 08, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Side effects: Tremor in hands, Thirst

Dec 18, 2008 (Started Oct 08, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Tremor in hands, Thirst

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NkstOne
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NkstOne
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 2
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Severe
36 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Bipolar I

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May 5, 2010 (Started Nov 09, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Lithobid is much better on the stomach I was on Lithium but Lithium caused major stomach issues so the doctor put me on Lithobid because unlike the regular Lithium, Lithobid goes thru the digest track and causes less stomach issues.
Side effects: Diarrhea, Shakiness

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Bryan Scott
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Bryan Scott
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
53 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Bipolar II

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Mar 30, 2010 (Started Mar 23, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: quick weight gain for me
Side effects: Weight gain

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xKENZIIxKILLSx
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xKENZIIxKILLSx
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 22
Condition: 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
I am: vg

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Feb 2, 2010 (Started Mar 13, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: too much weight gain, made me feel all blahhhh. it just sucked overall.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Thirst, Diarrhea, Tremor in hands, Urinary frequency, Nausea, Nausea

Jun 29, 2009 (Started Mar 13, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Side effects: Thirst, Diarrhea, Tremor in hands, Urinary frequency, Nausea, Nausea

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paperclipcat
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paperclipcat
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 2
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 4
External Stress: Overwhelming
26 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Bipolar I

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May 13, 2009 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 1350 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: A good medicine! But with side effects. Had constant diarrhea for all the 10 months I ate Lithium. The positive thing about that was that I lost 10 kilos i wight. My migraine got out of control also wich led to hospital visits (to exclude stroke and aneurysm) and mophine IV. It was a bit of an struggle to remember to take de pills at the same time in the morning and in the evning as well. And all the blood test to go too. But I did like Lithium, It was good for my mood.
Side effects: Acne breakout, Migraine headaches, Urinary frequency, Diarrhea chronic, Thirst

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pezzerific
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pezzerific
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 59
Condition: 8 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
I am: g

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May 5, 2009 (Started May 10, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 6, 2009 (Started May 10, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Wonder sometimes if it works at all, but apparently my psychiatrist is comfortable with this and all the other medications I take.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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sunshine1
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sunshine1
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 55
Condition: 11 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
I am: g

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Sep 30, 2008 (Started Mar 14, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: push fluids,know and pay attention to any side effects, call MD immediately
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Tremor in hands

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guineapig
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guineapig
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
41 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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May 10, 2005 (Started Jan 10, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

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