1 patient evaluation for Lithium Carbonate taken for the purpose of 'major depressive disorder' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Major

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Feb 1, 2009 (Started Oct 11, 1987)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (thyroid disorder, thirst, weight gain, tremor in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have been on this medication for 25 years. I just went off when I had my children. This has been one of the drug of choices for me. I have never had Lithium poisoning and I get blood work done regularly. I did have a thyroid problem that they believe was stemmed from Lithium. They cut my Lithium back for a while and it went away. I went back to 900 mg later on and I have not had a thyroid problem since.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: tremor in hands, weight gain, thirst, thyroid disorder

Dec 8, 2008 (Started Oct 11, 1987)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have been on this for over 20 years and could not function without it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: tremor in hands, weight gain, thirst, thyroid disorder

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