5 patient evaluations for Lithium Carbonate taken for the purpose of 'bipolar disorder' 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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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 (thirst, frequent urination, weight gain, tremor in hands)
  • 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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 1987 (Started Jan 15, 1986)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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