Lithium for Bipolar disorder treatment

We have 56 consumer reports for treatment of Bipolar disorder with Lithium. Bipolar disorder used in 43% of cases.

Patients statistics on Bipolar disorder for Lithium


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Lithium Circle Diagram 24 consumers of 56 reported about Bipolar disorder

  1. Jami C. Russell says:
    2.0 rating

    Lithium for Bipolar disorder

    At first I took antidepressants for months, but they did not work. Then a bipolar disorder was diagnosed and I was prescribed lithium. In the meantime, I suffer from enormous circulatory problems throughout the day and constantly get panic attacks. I am no longer fit for work and viable. I constantly have to rest and I can barely participate in everyday life. My mood has become increasingly worse, but the manic episodes have subsided. If my condition does not change, I feel compelled to remove the lithium.

    Side effects: Concentration disorders
  2. Eugene M. Branum says:
    1.5 rating

    Lithium for Sleep disorders; Bipolar disorder

    Elontril makes you tired very fast Lithium causes a tremendous tremor Valproic acid has to be taken in high doses in order to achieve an effect

    Side effects: Tremor; Fatigue
  3. Ann J. Dinger says:
    4.5 rating

    Lithium for Bipolar disorder; Depression

    I have been taking Elontril for ten weeks and while my mood is much better and I do not feel like living under a bell any more (as with all the other depressants I’ve tried before – Cypralex, Cymbalta, Trevilor, Amitryptilin etc), unfortunately I am under very severe nausea, which I do not leave even after all these weeks. I first put it on my stomach ulcer, but now this week I have increased the dose again from 300mg to 450mg, and the nausea is suddenly much worse, a sweet taste at the moment has come to this. Can I still hope that these side effects (which can not be sustained in the long run) will go away even though I’ve had them for almost three months? I really want to avoid having to change again because otherwise the medicine will do me so much. I eat normally again (the ill sugar addiction that caused the other remedies went away overnight), and lost the 7 kilos I gained from the other remedies, the painful water retention in my legs is also gone , I am less tired, can finally work again, sleep well (the initial violent nightmares are now subsiding) etc. etc.

    Side effects: Nausea
  4. Paul R. Nelson says:
    4.0 rating

    Lithium for Bipolar disorder; Depression

    Since the 21st of July 2010 I am being treated intensively, for the first time in my long history of suffering. Trevilor in combination with mirtazipine helped me out of very severe depression. However, I swung without mood stabilizer into the mania with delusions, psychotic symptoms. On my arrival on 21 August 2010 with a mania, the whole Trevilor was discontinued immediately. In the following months, the following settings were made: 1750 mg Ergenyl, 675 mg Litium (Quilonorm retard), Cipralex 15 mg, Elontril 300 mg, Mirtazipin 45 mg, Valdoxan 25 mg. Before that time, I had quite a few major depressions and hypomanic manic phases. I have gained about 12 kg under this medication mentioned above. I often feel shaky in my body, my muscles get tired very fast, I have less strength, physically as well as of the mind. I have tremors in the body, so tremor. Particularly noticeable is a heaviness of the legs. I do not like this at all. I am reasonably stable about the mood. But most of the time, I feel slightly depressed, especially when I feel my body that way. Ergenyl in combination with lamotrigine did not work at all. I was just shaking. I have very good experience with ECT in severe depression. She got me out of depression after a year. It does not seem to go without medication for this condition. I can not recommend discontinuing the medication, have always had relapses. When dosing Cipralex in the above-mentioned medication I got a tinnitus on the right ear. The connection is obvious. In the next few weeks and months I try to get by with less and less medication. I hope that at some point I might just need the mood stabilizers. Dear people, I have experienced such insane torments. I could not imagine that in the worst dreams. I hope that I can help one or the other with my presentation. All the best Mudito

    Side effects: Tremor; Increase in weight
  5. Kimberly T. Burroughs says:
    4.0 rating

    Lithium for Borderline; Bipolar disorder

    Hello. For me, the lithium helps very well. since it is set correctly, I’m fine. I have no more extreme mood swings and no suicidal thoughts anymore. but what bothers me extremely is the light acne that I have been getting for a few months. I will now turn to a dermatologist, because I do not want to look like a 15-year-old in puberty at the age of 30. unfortunately have increased since seroquel and seroquel xr …

    Side effects: Acne
  6. Antoinette F. Irvin says:
    3.5 rating

    Lithium for Bipolar disorder

    Lithium is well-effective in manic-depressive vases. Side effects are not always pleasant. I often felt very tired all day, always had very strong appetite and strong thirst, in general I was very dull and limited in perception

    Side effects: Appetite increase; Thirst; Fatigue
  7. Beatrice D. Cherry says:
    3.5 rating

    Lithium for Bipolar disorder

    Lithium = hair loss, thirst, listless, lack of concentration, tired lamotrigine = completely ok Seroquel = off, drowsy during the day, listless Ramipril = Ok Metoprolol = Ok

  8. Richard B. Jackson says:
    4.5 rating

    Lithium for Bipolar disorder

    Due to poor values of the kidney, in this case predominantly the value of uric acid, after years of treatment with lithium and the antidepressant citalopram, the combination of seroquel and lamotrigine was changed over. This is intended to prevent further deterioration of kidney values. When slimming Lithcium and simultaneously building up the new preparations, there were strong side effects: Immediately one hour after ingestion it comes to disturbances of movement during walking (staggering), uncontrolled pronunciation and sentence formation and Flash features. It is absolutely not advisable to drive. As long-term side effects, there is a strong overhang of the medication in the next day, when the Saroquel was taken too late in the evening (22:30). Drowsiness, tiredness, listlessness, dizziness, and a feeling of being beside yourself, came on the following day until the late afternoon. If the time window is moved forward to an hour, these side effects are much better the following day. However, an improvement in the concentration (mostly long-term memory), drive and all the little things that one loses in the depression becomes positive. The opportunity to return to the work process and its social environment increases significantly. What remains is the question of side effects on the body organs in the long-term test.

    Side effects: Dizziness; Fatigue
  9. Nancy D. Johnson says:
    2.5 rating

    Lithium for Psychosis; Bipolar disorder

    Diarrhea, stiff neck, circulatory disorders weight gain in zyprexa -30kilo- must say that I have but also in a year again managed to reduce the weight.

    Side effects: Increase in weight