38 patient evaluations for Lithium Carbonate taken for the purpose of 'amyotrophic lateral sclerosis'

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Mar 9, 2012 (Started Mar 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Swelling in legs, 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 legs, 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 legs, 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 legs, 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

Jul 19, 2010 (Started Jul 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: helped w/spasm
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dry mouth

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 14, 2010 (Started Mar 14, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 21, 2010 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 750 mg Daily

  • 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

Dec 1, 2009 (Started Sep 16, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 27, 2008 (Started Sep 16, 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
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 1, 2009 (Started Jan 12, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily

  • 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
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