8 patient evaluations for Lithium Carbonate taken for the purpose of 'Bipolar Disorder' with a side effects rating of Moderate

briguy4u8
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briguy4u8
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
38 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Bipolar Disorder

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Jul 3, 2013 (Started Aug 20, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Increase effect of another treatment: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Diarrhea, Sweating excessive

Mar 1, 2012 (Started Aug 20, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Increase effect of another treatment: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Stay active. It is easy to gain lots of weight on this medication.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Diarrhea, Sweating excessive

Jun 24, 2009 (Started Aug 20, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Increase effect of another treatment: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It helped me to be on lithium, but I don't want to stay on it. It is very bad for your kidneys for starters, and I constantly have diarrhea (I nice change from constant constipation with other meds). However, I missed it one time, and let's just say you don't want to miss this. I was very very unhappy and felt pretty much crazy.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Diarrhea, Sweating excessive

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Helix
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Helix
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
32 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: vb
I have:
Bipolar Disorder

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Nov 1, 2012 (Started May 15, 1998)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I wanted to stop taking this to see what would happen. I've been on it for 16 years and at that point I couldn't tell what may have been side effects of the drug or what were my bipolar or something else. Also I was worried about it's toxicity.

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Jerry123
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Jerry123
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Severe
50 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar I

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Aug 16, 2012 (Started Oct 31, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar I Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Weight gain, thyroid problems, low energy, liver test, great for me when needed maybe not needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Shaky hands, Drug ineffective

May 27, 2010 (Started Oct 31, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Shaky hands, Drug ineffective

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jackiebipolar
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jackiebipolar
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
44 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: vg
I have:
Bipolar I

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Aug 30, 2010 (Started Jun 08, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
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: Diarrhea chronic

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xKENZIIxKILLSx
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xKENZIIxKILLSx
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 22
Condition: 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
I am: vg

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Feb 2, 2010 (Started Mar 13, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: too much weight gain, made me feel all blahhhh. it just sucked overall.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Thirst, Diarrhea, Tremor in hands, Urinary frequency, Nausea, Nausea

Jun 29, 2009 (Started Mar 13, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Side effects: Thirst, Diarrhea, Tremor in hands, Urinary frequency, Nausea, Nausea

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becliberty1
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becliberty1
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 41
Condition: 6 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
I am: b

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May 19, 2009 (Started Mar 23, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
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)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Excessive thirst (polydipsia)

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paperclipcat
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paperclipcat
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 2
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 4
External Stress: Overwhelming
26 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Bipolar I

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May 13, 2009 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 1350 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: A good medicine! But with side effects. Had constant diarrhea for all the 10 months I ate Lithium. The positive thing about that was that I lost 10 kilos i wight. My migraine got out of control also wich led to hospital visits (to exclude stroke and aneurysm) and mophine IV. It was a bit of an struggle to remember to take de pills at the same time in the morning and in the evning as well. And all the blood test to go too. But I did like Lithium, It was good for my mood.
Side effects: Acne breakout, Migraine headaches, Urinary frequency, Diarrhea chronic, Thirst

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2hard2love
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2hard2love
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 50
Condition: 5 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
I am: g

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Apr 19, 2009 (Started Mar 25, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
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, Urinary frequency, Tremor in hands, Shakiness, Nausea, Nausea

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