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

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Jun 12, 2012 (Started May 04, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (cognitive confusion, fatigue, thirst)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
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 (headaches, diarrhea)
  • 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 23, 2009 (Started Mar 17, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excessive thirst (polydipsia), frequent urination, tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Side effects: tiredness, excessive thirst (polydipsia), frequent urination

Apr 13, 2009 (Started Mar 17, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (excessive thirst (polydipsia), frequent urination, tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Side effects: tiredness, excessive thirst (polydipsia), frequent urination

Mar 21, 2009 (Started Mar 17, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (excessive thirst (polydipsia), tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Side effects: tiredness, excessive thirst (polydipsia), frequent urination

  • 0 helpful marks

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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May 29, 1999 (Started Dec 15, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: This medication helped me more with my depression than any other medication evry has. However, it basically stopped my metabolism in its tracks, and i was only 16 at the time. I gained at least 40 pounds in around 2 months withput changing anything else in my life. Unfortunately, this ended up mking me more upset in the long run so I discontinued this medication.

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