Acne effect of Lithium

We have 56 consumer reports for Lithium. Acne effect occurred in 11%.

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Lithium Circle Diagram 6 consumers of 56 reported about Acne

  1. Jimmy L. Cowden says:
    4.0 rating

    Lithium for Depression

    Diagnosis: (severe) depression, anxiety and panic attacks 1st trial: Sertraline. At first massive anxiety increase. Ineffective against depression. Side effects: anxiety, agitation, depersonalization / derealization, loss of libido, cocaine pain. Abandoned after a short time. 2nd trial: venlaflaxin. Very effective against panic attacks. Ineffective against depression. Side effects: same as with sertraline. Ingestion to date (225mg / day) 3. Simultaneous treatment with Lyrica. Very effective against internal states of tension, general anxiety and agitation. No influence on the depression. Side effects: fatigue, hunger (weight gain) and slight increase in depressive inertia. 4. Following treatment with quetiapine (Seroquel). Something calming, but no effect on depression or anxiety disorder. Side effects: Massive hunger attacks and severe tiredness. After about 8 weeks again discontinued. 5. Timely treatment with lithium. Strong antisuizidal, otherwise no influence. Side effects: tremor, weight gain and acne. Taking until today. 6. On top of that, Bupoprion (Etronil). Initially highly effective against depression. After a few weeks of action disappeared. No effect on anxiety disorder. Side effects: tremor, dry mouth and sleep disorders. Unplanned treatment success against nicotine addiction. 7. On the whole cocktail again on top: Lamotrigine. Strong effect against depression. No effect on anxiety disorders. Side effects: none. 8. For 7 days try with Methylphenidad (Ritalin). No effect, various side effects. 9. Discontinuation of Lyrica and Wellbutrin without visible consequences. 10th attempt with Nortrilen. Drug very effective against depression. Side effect: Dry mouth, hunger, sleep problems and high blood pressure. Libido can not be assessed due to concomitant use of venlaflaxin. Right now I do not care about the side effects of Nortrilen. After 2 years and various attempts, the first antidepressant, which is really antidepressant. After 2 years of immeasurable suffering, I am finally on the way to recovery. For a long time I hesitated to take an old antidepressant. With all my medicine cocktail, I simply lacked the belief that something could actually work. However, I can highly recommend it for resistance to therapy today. However, the whole chemistry does not replace psychotherapy, which is necessary for longer-term recovery. Some years ago, I could not imagine why anyone could commit suicide. I was taught in a painful way a better one. Hold on, even if it does not look like it at all. It’s actually over.

  2. Paul K. Patterson says:
    4.5 rating

    Lithium for Depression

    Be 1.5 years severe depressive episode with panic attacks and generalized anxiety disorder. Panic Attacks: Venlaflaxin very good effect. Lyrica only minor effect. Other drugs have no effect. Generalized anxiety disorder: Lyrica very good effect, venlaflaxin moderate to good effect. Lamotrigine moderate effect. Depression: Therapy resistance to antidepressants of the SSRI and SSRNI class (venlaflaxin, sertraline, citalopram). Therapy to lithium. Wellbutrin low to moderate effect. Lamotrigine very good effect. Nicotine addiction (unplanned treatment): Wellbutrin very good effect. Side effects Venlaflaxin in the first four weeks: anxiety, dizziness, severe agitation, loss of libido, headache, sleep disorders. Venlaflaxin after the first four weeks: complete loss of libido. Lyrica: weight gain, initially tiredness. Wellbutrin: Sleep disorders, headache (both only at the beginning). Dry mouth. Lithium: Severe tremor, acne, weight gain, dry mouth, thirst. Lamotrigine: no side effects. After more than a year of drug treatment and unsuccessful treatments, I was prescribed the drug lamotrigine. This works very well, without side effects. Since I also have ADHD, it has modified my depression. The result was, as with many ADHD and depression patients, an extensive therapy license. According to my specialist in ADHD and mood disorders (depression, anxiety), the drugs Wellbutrin and Lamotrigine are in most cases very effective while classic antidepressants fail. After more than 1.5 years of immeasurable torment and suffering, I am finally on the road to recovery. Even if one does not believe it, it passes. PS: Was briefly treated with Seroquel (fatigue, appetite increase, weight gain) and Ritalin (agitation)

  3. 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
  4. Patricia J. Clark says:
    3.5 rating

    Lithium for Depression

    After Zyprexa, Seroquel came then lithium. I do not remember the exact dosage. Physically serious side effects were constant thirst, dry mouth, purulent pimples (I have some scars retained by scratching, juhu), trembling and constantly and a tingling sensation, as if I were hunted small surges through arms and legs: D To my feelings I can did not remember me so well, had vague thoughts and was unfocused. Lithium has not changed my depressive feelings. After 3-maybe it’s also 4 (as I said, all blurry) – Months I was finally loslch. Hm, I wanted to take something new again. Clozapin had not even tried.

  5. Madeline D. Hensley says:
    3.5 rating

    Lithium for Borderline

    Hello my experience with lithium is very good. I have stabilized quickly and for a long time. What bothers me is the sweat, the constant thirst and my pimples on my face. I’ve been taking it for a year now and that with the suicidal thoughts is 98% gone. With weight gain, I have no problems. The Seroquel I have been taking for over 6 years, I have no side effects and can well handle my disquiet with it here, too, I have no problems with weight gain. Against Bordreline the lithium helps me very well

    Side effects: Acne; Thirst