5 patient evaluations for Lithium Carbonate taken for the purpose of 'bipolar disorder' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Major

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Sep 15, 2012 (Started Jul 18, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Everyone is different. This worked without the severe apathy at 600mg. P-doc increased it to 900 because that was the therapeutic dose, but I didn't care about SHIT on that dose. Just stopped it. A lot of people find it really helpful. I'm just one person, one experience.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 30, 2010 (Started Jun 08, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (chronic diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Lithium has always worked well for me. The biggest problem I have with it is constant diarrhea. But it's worth it for the mood stabilization it gives me.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: chronic diarrhea

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May 19, 2009 (Started Mar 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excessive thirst (polydipsia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was a great regulator. I am thinking about going back on it
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: excessive thirst (polydipsia)

Mar 23, 2009 (Started Mar 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excessive thirst (polydipsia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: excessive thirst (polydipsia)

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 19, 2009 (Started Mar 25, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (thirst, frequent urination, shakiness, tremor in hands, memory problems, nausea)
  • 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

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Feb 25, 2009 (Started Feb 12, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (thirst, acne breakout, diarrhea, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Some side effects are only present at the beginning of treatment or when the dosage is changed. Its worked for me with my moods so I have over looked my side effects because they were mild, but its a great medication.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: thirst, acne breakout, diarrhea, nausea

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