93 patient evaluations for Lithium Carbonate

moorestorms
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moorestorms
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Moderate
36 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

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Apr 22, 2014 (Started Jan 03, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 600 mg Daily

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briguy4u8
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briguy4u8
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
38 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Bipolar Disorder

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Jul 3, 2013 (Started Aug 20, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Increase effect of another treatment: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Diarrhea, Sweating excessive

Mar 1, 2012 (Started Aug 20, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Increase effect of another treatment: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Stay active. It is easy to gain lots of weight on this medication.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Diarrhea, Sweating excessive

Jun 24, 2009 (Started Aug 20, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Increase effect of another treatment: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It helped me to be on lithium, but I don't want to stay on it. It is very bad for your kidneys for starters, and I constantly have diarrhea (I nice change from constant constipation with other meds). However, I missed it one time, and let's just say you don't want to miss this. I was very very unhappy and felt pretty much crazy.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Diarrhea, Sweating excessive

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God's Worshipper
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God's Worshipper
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
56 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Schizoaffective Disorder

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Nov 9, 2012 (Started Aug 10, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar II Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Talk to your Doctor.

Sep 19, 2012 (Started Aug 10, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar II Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

Aug 26, 2012 (Started Aug 10, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar II Disorder: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

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Helix
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Helix
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
32 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: vb
I have:
Bipolar Disorder

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Nov 1, 2012 (Started May 15, 1998)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I wanted to stop taking this to see what would happen. I've been on it for 16 years and at that point I couldn't tell what may have been side effects of the drug or what were my bipolar or something else. Also I was worried about it's toxicity.

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one_step_closer
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one_step_closer
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
27 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Borderline Personality

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Oct 17, 2012 (Started Aug 29, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Suicidal ideation: None
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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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
27 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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Jerry123
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Jerry123
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Severe
50 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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kaitmeister
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kaitmeister
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Depression: 4
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Severe
25 F
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Jun 12, 2012 (Started May 04, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: None
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Cost: < $25 monthly

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WF8
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WF8
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: n
I have:
ALS

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Mar 9, 2012 (Started Mar 09, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I gained weight through water retention, had swollen ankles and hands. I was always thirsty and had high urinary frequency especially at night .
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Swelling in legs, Urinary frequency, Tiredness, Swelling in hands, Excessive thirst (polydipsia), Muscle aches

Aug 24, 2009 (Started Mar 09, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have been on lithium for 1 year, I was originally given a prognosis of two years, now because of the slowing of my symptoms my doctor says, if there was such a thing as remission in this disease I would have it and can no longer give a prognosis.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Swelling in legs, Urinary frequency, Tiredness, Swelling in hands, Excessive thirst (polydipsia), Muscle aches

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Tommy Maker
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Tommy Maker
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
ALS

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Feb 10, 2012 (Started Aug 05, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Participate in clinical trial: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: easy to take when I thought there was a benefit but when the trial results emerged it was a huge dissapointment.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 19, 2011 (Started Aug 05, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for open label trial: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 200 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: Too early to say. Having been on the clinical trial for 18 months it's good to know that I now am on the medicine. I think that the trough I am currently in could be due to the withdrawal of the drug but there are many other reasons why I could be down at the moment (pending retirement, decreasing physical ability, end of holidaze).

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