93 patient evaluations for Lithium Carbonate

djarum
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djarum
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 3
Mania: 0
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Severe
20 F
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: vb
I have:
Bipolar II

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Dec 22, 2011 (Started Nov 02, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar II Disorder: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 1 g Daily

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

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Nov 2, 2011 (Started Oct 28, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar II Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

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

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Sep 8, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar II Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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

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Aug 18, 2011 (Started Jul 12, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar I Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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marathoner452
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marathoner452
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
30 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

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Jul 9, 2011 (Started Nov 04, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar II Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1050 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Lithium's been the one constant in all my med changes over the past couple years. The dose goes up and down but it's always there and for that I'm grateful. My mood swings are for the most part manageable and much less frightening. If I get stare at the ceiling depressed it lasts the weekend not for months. Manias are mild and involve lots of projects and irritability but for the most part they're still fun. Anxiety is still an issue but it always will be. Hand tremors are easily controlled with Inderal. Sometimes it's unnerving though to think that a lot of what stands between the life I've created and falling apart is a few peach capsules. I'm careful to keep my meds close.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Muscle twitching (fasciculations), Tremor in hands, Tiredness, Problems concentrating, Excessive thirst (polydipsia), Word fishing

May 7, 2010 (Started Nov 04, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: After each increase in dose I am very tired at first. I could sleep well at night and take several naps a day and still be tired. Fortunately this goes away after about two weeks. I am one of the lucky ones to not gain any weight. If anything I've lost a few pounds from the nausea and loss of appetite. I read somewhere that lithium changes the chemical composition of your saliva and this might be why I just don't have a taste for much of anything. I do, however, have the classic hand tremors and memory problems. These are more of a problem. I have to say right now that even on a relatively high dose of 1200 mg I don't seem to be getting much if any better. I've been on this dose for 2 1/2 weeks and I still am depressed enough that I don't want to get out of bed, I snap at little stuff like not being able to find my car keys, and I don't like to be around people. So right now it's hard for me to take it because I'm seeing side effects but very little change in my mood. I'm very discouraged.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Muscle twitching (fasciculations), Tremor in hands, Tiredness, Problems concentrating, Excessive thirst (polydipsia), Word fishing

Apr 8, 2010 (Started Nov 04, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Muscle twitching (fasciculations), Tremor in hands, Tiredness, Problems concentrating, Excessive thirst (polydipsia), Word fishing

  • 0 helpful marks
cass50
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cass50
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
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)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Participate in clinical trial: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Tiredness

Jan 12, 2011 (Started Jul 17, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Participate in clinical trial: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 590 mg Daily
Side effects: Tiredness

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mountabora
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mountabora
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Overwhelming
30 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Mar 13, 2011 (Started Jun 17, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Nausea, Tremor in hands, Weight gain, Diarrhea

Jan 6, 2010 (Started Jun 17, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Nausea, Tremor in hands, Weight gain, Diarrhea

May 12, 2009 (Started Jun 17, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Nausea, Tremor in hands, Weight gain, Diarrhea

Jan 11, 2009 (Started Jun 17, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Nausea, Tremor in hands, Weight gain, Diarrhea

Aug 18, 2008 (Started Jun 17, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Nausea, Tremor in hands, Weight gain, Diarrhea

Aug 12, 2006 (Started Jun 17, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Side effects: Nausea, Tremor in hands, Weight gain, Diarrhea

  • 1 helpful mark
Daevyn
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Daevyn
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Overwhelming
33 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: vb
I have:
Bipolar II

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Feb 1, 2011 (Started Apr 01, 2008)

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

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Zarabtul
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Zarabtul
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 34y
  • Duration: 32 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
9 seizures
98 weeks ago
I am: vg
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jan 8, 2011 (Started Jan 07, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Hallucinations: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
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
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 4
Mania: 2
Emotional: 4
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 4
External Stress: Overwhelming
40 M
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: vb
I have:
Schizophrenia

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Dec 4, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Suicidal thoughts or urges: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 300 mg All the time (24/7)

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