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Condition: Bipolar Depression
5/1/2015 8:46:13 AM

Reviewer: mlb123, 35-44 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Im 43 and just diagnosed bipolar ADHD severe depression and anxiety. Lithium is new to me. I have been on it for a month now and up to 1200mg/day. Im still manic in afternoons but not as bad. This drug was highly recommended,but dangerous. Very thirsty, going to bathroom a ton, still depressed, anxious, not sleeping,not eating much. Not feeling too good physically but trying to ride it out. Headac ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Bipolar Depression
4/13/2015 1:34:25 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Extremely happy with this medication. I have suffered from extreme depression since I was a child, and struggled with alcoholism and drug addiction since high school. Although I have tried multiple antidepressants and anti anxiety medications, paired with therapy and 12 step programs nothing seemed to work. This is the first medication I can honestly say has changed my life. This along with the me ... Show Full Comment

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

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