91 patient evaluations for Lithium Carbonate

817 members have decided to share their profiles only with other members of PatientsLikeMe.

May 13, 2008 (Started Feb 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (depressed mood, tremor in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Side effects: tremor in hands, depressed mood

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 10, 2009 (Started Jan 05, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (memory problems, tremor in hands, shakiness, frequent urination, thirst)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: thirst, tremor in hands, memory problems, frequent urination, shakiness

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 12, 2009 (Started Mar 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (memory problems, tremor in hands, shakiness, thirst)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: An old-fashion but basic treatment. In the old days symptoms, including weight gain was aweful, now it's closer regulated and lower blood levels for sympton relief.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: thirst, tremor in hands, memory problems, memory problems, shakiness

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 12, 2009 (Started Jan 07, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tremor in hands, thirst, generalized weakness (asthenia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It was making me weaker;noticed additional cramping and weakness
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: generalized weakness (asthenia), tremor in hands, thirst

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 19, 2009 (Started Mar 25, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea, memory problems, tremor in hands, shakiness, frequent urination, thirst)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1350 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I love the way I am not up and down it is worth the side effects to act normal.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: memory problems, thirst, frequent urination, tremor in hands, shakiness, nausea, nausea

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 20, 2009 (Started Apr 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea, tremor in hands, acne breakout, frequent urination, thirst, generalized weakness (asthenia))
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Side effects: acne breakout, thirst, frequent urination, tremor in hands, generalized weakness (asthenia), nausea

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 22, 2009 (Started Apr 29, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily

Oct 24, 2008 (Started Apr 29, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Use diet to help manage and maintain lithium blood levels.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 25, 2009 (Started Oct 27, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: tHERE WASN'T ANY CHANGE IN MY BALANCE I STILL KEPT ON FALLING

  • 0 helpful marks

May 5, 2009 (Started May 10, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 6, 2009 (Started May 10, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Wonder sometimes if it works at all, but apparently my psychiatrist is comfortable with this and all the other medications I take.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 10, 2009 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
Showing 10 of 91 patient evaluations for Lithium Carbonate