12 patient evaluations for Lithium Carbonate with a side effects rating of Severe

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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

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Jul 22, 2010 (Started Jul 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (diarrhea, headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: diarrhea, headaches

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Jun 1, 2010 (Started May 12, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily

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May 13, 2010 (Started Oct 16, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for cluster headaches)
  • Side effects
    Severe (tremor in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Watch those lithium levels especially mixed with oral steroids for "solu-medral" treatments. Was in the hospital for 3/4 days and almost had to do dialysis.
Side effects: tremor in hands

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Mar 30, 2010 (Started Mar 23, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: quick weight gain for me
Side effects: weight gain

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Oct 5, 2009 (Started Oct 05, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (tremor in hands, weight gain, frequent urination, thirst)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: tremor in hands, thirst, frequent urination, weight gain

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Jan 1, 2009 (Started Oct 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (social anxiety)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Aug 22, 2008 (Started Apr 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (crying, rage)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: rage, crying

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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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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.

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