Thirst effect of Lithium

We have 56 consumer reports for Lithium. Thirst effect occurred in 18%.

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Lithium Circle Diagram 10 consumers of 56 reported about Thirst

  1. Carrie L. Harris says:
    4.5 rating

    Lithium for Mood swings; Psychosis

    I got lithium because of a schizoaffective psychosis. At first I had no side effects, but then it started. Weight gain was one thing, but before that, I was already warned and educated. But not about the tremor that started soon. My hands are shaking every morning, can hardly write anything on the PC. And when I’m excited or stressed out, my hands shake over the day, which I do not know about myself. My doctor says you can not do anything. The lithium level in the blood, which needs to be monitored regularly, is normal. At first, I was also extremely thirsty, could drink all day and was still thirsty, but that has stopped. My mood is balanced, however, do not fall into deep holes, but I can not get to nice heights. My psychotic symptoms, which were never completely gone despite other medications, are very well remedied with lithium.

    Side effects: Tremor; Thirst; Increase in weight
  2. Peter A. Joseph says:
    4.0 rating

    Lithium for Depression

    I’ve been taking lithium for 3 days, as I’ve got a lot of depression and venlafaxine is not enough, but so far it’s the antidepressant, which has helped me the best so far. I have a strong nausea since the first evening. It starts about 1/2 to 1 hour after ingestion, but gets better during the day. Have a huge u. constant thirst and during the day I feel a little dizzy and I am also very tired u. tired. The Venlafaxin I take for 1 year and I’m fine so except a dry mouth, I did not notice.

    Side effects: Dizziness; Nausea; Thirst; Fatigue
  3. 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)

  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
  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