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Condition: Bipolar Depression
3/18/2008 3:42:25 PM

Reviewer: bwprater, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I am generally satisfied with the results, but it seems that Lithium is causing a sudden drop in blood pressure when I stan up. Lasts for up to 1 minute. It's hard to tell though since I take so many other medications: Lamictal, Geodon, Cymbalta, Remeron, and Xanax. Does anyone else experience these symptoms with Lithium

Condition: Bipolar Depression
3/4/2008 7:21:19 PM

Reviewer: liltinkb, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
i have been on this now for a week and have noticed having a very upset stomach and nausea.if these side effects would go away i would be able to say weither i think its working for me or not.so far i think it is just have to deal with the effects for now and i will write back as to how i am feeling.

Condition: Bipolar Depression
2/28/2008 2:17:59 AM

Reviewer: BigBlackF350, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I was diagnosed in December of 08 with bipolar after being treated for classic depression for 15 years with really no relief.This is the first drug my doc gave me for treatment. Yes there are some side effects that are not so desireable but geeze they are liveable side effects. The only issue I have with this med is that I am supposed to take it 3 times a day and that is just a pain to get in that ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Bipolar Depression
2/19/2008 6:09:51 PM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
It has been very hard for me to find a medacine to help with all that comes with my condition untill i was put in lithium carbonate er to stabalize my mood.. with bipolar disorder you need another medacine to counter balance so he also put me on lamictal. they work great together. my mania has been gone and my dapression is gone as well. I highly recamend these two drugs for anyone...

Condition: Bipolar Depression
2/12/2008 8:08:19 PM

Reviewer: maggie, 13-18 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Lithium is a bit like a buffer, in that it evens out any emotion you might happen to feel (manic or otherwise). It lessens the severity of everything. Also, after a while you become pretty boring to hang out with. You start staring at walls and watching Garden State with new found insight. Its not too bad though, like being in a perpetual fog, and then one day noticing "hey, my hands are shak ... Show Full Comment

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