91 patient evaluations for Lithium Carbonate

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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

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Apr 16, 2008 (Started Mar 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take care, it may make you worse !

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 22, 2007 (Started Feb 22, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Severe and rapid weight gain, uncontrollable tremors

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Aug 15, 2005 (Started Jun 15, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sedation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

May 10, 2005 (Started Jan 10, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 12, 2004 (Started Nov 08, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    None (for suicidal thoughts or urges)
  • Side effects
    Mild (upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I was taking this to help with my persistent suicidal thoughts, but stopped the medication after having attempted suicide.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: upset stomach

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Jan 1, 2003 (Started Dec 01, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Make sure you keep having your blood levels checked. I ended up getting lithium poisoning on accident because of the dosage I was on and how my body was digesting it.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 1, 2000 (Started Jun 30, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I did not feel any better taking lithium and always having to have my blood check to make sure the lithium levels were correct was annoying. Eventually, I was switched to something that was stronger and easier to manage on my end.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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May 29, 1999 (Started Dec 15, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: This medication helped me more with my depression than any other medication evry has. However, it basically stopped my metabolism in its tracks, and i was only 16 at the time. I gained at least 40 pounds in around 2 months withput changing anything else in my life. Unfortunately, this ended up mking me more upset in the long run so I discontinued this medication.

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Jun 30, 1992 (Started Jun 30, 1992)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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