18 patient evaluations for Lithium Carbonate taken for the purpose of 'amyotrophic lateral sclerosis' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Can’t tell

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Mar 9, 2012 (Started Mar 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (swelling in lower extremities, swelling in hands, excessive thirst (polydipsia), muscle aches, frequent urination, tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I gained weight through water retention, had swollen ankles and hands. I was always thirsty and had high urinary frequency especially at night .
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: swelling in lower extremities, frequent urination, tiredness, swelling in hands, excessive thirst (polydipsia), muscle aches

Aug 24, 2009 (Started Mar 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (swelling in lower extremities, swelling in hands, excessive thirst (polydipsia), muscle aches, frequent urination, tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have been on lithium for 1 year, I was originally given a prognosis of two years, now because of the slowing of my symptoms my doctor says, if there was such a thing as remission in this disease I would have it and can no longer give a prognosis.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: swelling in lower extremities, frequent urination, tiredness, swelling in hands, excessive thirst (polydipsia), muscle aches

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 1, 2010 (Started Apr 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 20, 2010 (Started Feb 11, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: significantly lessened frequency and severity of cramps
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 27, 2010 (Started Mar 31, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 27, 2008 (Started Mar 31, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 750 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Get regular blood level checks during the initial dosing phase.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 27, 2009 (Started Sep 25, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Symtons progressed very slowly while taking lithium but they were always slow to progress to begin with.
Side effects: generalized weakness (asthenia), weight gain, joint stiffness, tremor in hands, joint pain

Jul 23, 2009 (Started Sep 25, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (generalized weakness (asthenia), joint stiffness, joint pain, weight gain, tremor in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Not sure
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: generalized weakness (asthenia), weight gain, joint stiffness, tremor in hands, joint pain

Dec 6, 2008 (Started Sep 25, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (generalized weakness (asthenia), joint stiffness, joint pain, weight gain, tremor in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Side effects: generalized weakness (asthenia), weight gain, joint stiffness, tremor in hands, joint pain

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 13, 2009 (Started Sep 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 10, 2009 (Started Sep 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

May 23, 2009 (Started Sep 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 18, 2009 (Started Sep 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 20, 2008 (Started Sep 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Although I don't really know if it is helping or not, I do know that my progression is very , very slow.

Oct 24, 2008 (Started Sep 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 21, 2009 (Started Jun 13, 2008)

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

Oct 20, 2009 (Started Jun 13, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
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

Mar 24, 2009 (Started May 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 11, 2009 (Started May 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was really tired so doctor added 300 mg wellbutrin which restored my energy
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 10, 2009 (Started Mar 08, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 25, 2008 (Started Mar 08, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Side effects may not be due to Lithium.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 11, 2008 (Started Mar 08, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Caution must be used in attributing side-effects to the use of Lithium.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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