92 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:
PLS

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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
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
35 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
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
35 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
dbl30569
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dbl30569
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: severe
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I have:
ALS

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Aug 18, 2008 (Started Dec 25, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): None
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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
54 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Bipolar II

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Jul 10, 2008 (Started Jul 01, 2008)

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

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Tullnut
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Tullnut
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: severe
I have:
ALS

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Aug 20, 2008 (Started Feb 25, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
linb
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linb
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: moderate
Chest: none
Legs: severe
I have:
ALS

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Aug 22, 2008 (Started Apr 10, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Rage, Crying

  • 0 helpful marks
spider
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spider
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: severe
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I have:
ALS

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Aug 15, 2008 (Started Jan 13, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 400 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
RedRyder
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RedRyder
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: severe
I have:
ALS

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Aug 27, 2008 (Started Mar 08, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): None
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Rage, Crying, Tremor in hands

  • 0 helpful marks
humberto-from-brazil
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humberto-from-brazil
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: severe
Chest: none
Legs: severe
I have:
ALS

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Sep 26, 2008 (Started Dec 25, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 150 mg Daily

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