92 patient evaluations for Lithium Carbonate

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)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • side effects
    Moderate (Swelling in legs, Swelling in hands, Excessive thirst (polydipsia), Muscle aches, Frequent urination, Tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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, Frequent urination, Tiredness, Swelling in hands, Excessive thirst (polydipsia), Muscle aches

Aug 24, 2009 (Started Mar 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • side effects
    Mild (Swelling in legs, Swelling in hands, Excessive thirst (polydipsia), Muscle aches, Frequent urination, Tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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, Frequent urination, 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: 2 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: vg
I have:
ALS

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Feb 10, 2012 (Started Aug 05, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Participate in clinical trial)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for open label trial)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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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djarum
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djarum
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 3
Mania: 0
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Severe
22 F
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: vb
I have:
Bipolar II

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Dec 22, 2011 (Started Nov 02, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Bipolar II Disorder)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Nausea, Tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 g Daily

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lostinmd
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lostinmd
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 4
Mania: 0
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Severe
36 M
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Bipolar II

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Nov 2, 2011 (Started Oct 28, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Bipolar II Disorder)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Nausea, Headaches, Constipation, Blurry vision)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

  • 1 helpful mark
Fresky
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Fresky
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Severe
31 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: vb
I have:
Borderline Personality

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Sep 8, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Bipolar II Disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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komodolover
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komodolover
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
36 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar I

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Aug 18, 2011 (Started Jul 12, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar I Disorder)
  • side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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cass50
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cass50
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: moderate
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: b
I have:
ALS

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May 8, 2011 (Started Jul 17, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Participate in clinical trial)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Tiredness

Jan 12, 2011 (Started Jul 17, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Participate in clinical trial)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 590 mg Daily
Side effects: Tiredness

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Daevyn
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Daevyn
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Overwhelming
35 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: vb
I have:
Bipolar II

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Feb 1, 2011 (Started Apr 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar II Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar rapid cycling)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Painful urination)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
Zarabtul
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Zarabtul
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 36y
  • Duration: 34 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
9 seizures
204 weeks ago
I am: vg
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jan 8, 2011 (Started Jan 07, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Hallucinations)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Sore throat in the evening)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Sore Throat... Benedryl will fix this side effect...
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sore throat in the evening

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COOPERATI
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COOPERATI
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 4
Mania: 2
Emotional: 4
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 4
External Stress: Overwhelming
42 M
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: vb
I have:
Schizophrenia

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Dec 4, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Suicidal thoughts or urges)
  • side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg All the time (24/7)

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