93 patient evaluations for Lithium Carbonate

speechlessinseattle
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speechlessinseattle
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
ALS

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Aug 11, 2009 (Started May 12, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Give it some time before you dismiss it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Chest pressure, Generalized weakness (asthenia), Excessive thirst (polydipsia), Shortness of breath (dyspnea)

Aug 1, 2009 (Started May 12, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I will stay on it another month or two, but if progression continues to pick up speed I will stop it. I feel I need to give it more time. I would give it a try if I were giving advice, maybe it will work. If you see increased progression after 4 or 5 months, I would stop it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Chest pressure, Generalized weakness (asthenia), Excessive thirst (polydipsia), Shortness of breath (dyspnea)

Jul 15, 2009 (Started May 12, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Chest pressure, Generalized weakness (asthenia), Excessive thirst (polydipsia), Shortness of breath (dyspnea)

  • 1 helpful mark
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
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
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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Mar 22, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Side effects were gone after a month of treatment, only when raising dosage would side effects temporarily reappear then go away within approx. a weeks time. Blood work must always be maintained while on lithium which can sometimes be a nuisance. Treatment was very effective for quite a few years until other medical conditions required me to start a different medication that could not be used with lithium. The lithium also seemed to fail after about four years but was probably due to my newly discovered health condition.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Tremor in hands, Weight gain, Thirst

Aug 17, 2009 (Started Apr 01, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Just like every medication there are side effects. I have noticed with any medication I have been on for an extended period 99% of those side effects disappear after so many weeks. The side effects that don't you just decide whether or not you can live with as long as they are not dangerous. Remember while on lithium to have your levels checked when your doctor requests.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Tremor in hands, Weight gain, Thirst

  • 1 helpful mark
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

  • 0 helpful marks
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

  • 0 helpful marks
kaitmeister
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kaitmeister
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 4
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Severe
25 F
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
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

  • 0 helpful marks
lbarbeedoll
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I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jan 1, 2009 (Started Oct 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar II Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
TripleAAA
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TripleAAA
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 1
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
45 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

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Aug 15, 2005 (Started Jun 15, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar I Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 600 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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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