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Condition: Bipolar Depression
8/5/2014 3:05:47 AM

Reviewer: eddy, 19-24 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
This drug helped me stabilize my mood. I have bipolar depression type 2. I don't notice any side affects but every person is different. And helped me get through life. been taking it for about 3 years now and I'm 20 years old. My test results always come out good, of course I take care of my self and watch my diet. Highly recommend this medication.

Condition: Bipolar Depression
7/10/2014 1:39:47 AM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
i recently started taking lithium 300mg's twice a day for bipolar and depression. I suffer from hand tremors and even at times full body tremors but only when i dont drink enough water. I have also gained several pounds but i'm told i only look healthier since i was under weight to begin with. My mood is much more stable and i smile and laugh more now than i have in years since i started t ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Bipolar Depression
6/25/2014 3:37:06 PM

Reviewer: misslissa, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I took lithium for about 2 years and did very well on it. It helped regulate my moods to an 'almost normal' point, the best I've ever been. There were side effects, however. The worst side effect for me was the thirst/dehydration - and the way I dealt with it. I drank a lot of water because I was always thirsty, but this caused hyponatremia - low salt to water ratio. I would experience ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Bipolar Depression
6/2/2014 2:30:37 AM

Reviewer: Mskitty82, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have struggled for many years with depression,anxiety,ADHD, and bipolarism and after trying almost every drug out there over many years,we possibly have found a solution. I take 300mg 2x a day, along with 20mg adderal and there is a tremendous difference in the way I behave...for the better. I still struggle with the depression but that's something different I'm not talking about. The ma ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Bipolar Depression
5/9/2014 7:51:55 PM

Reviewer: Shakara, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This medication caused my potassium levels to drop so low that I experienced severe muscle spasms in the neck. I had to go to the emergency room several times for this. After talking to a new Dr. about this I had come to learn that this was one of the biggest problems with this medication. I would NOT recommend being on lithium.

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