i just started to use lithium and was wondering if anybody else has used it and if it works good?? im using it for my modiness and my anger/bitchy episodes i have 5 kids and a husband who r the best in the whole world ..but... im under alot of stress with keeping the house clean and getting the kids to listen .. so i get mad lots and i want to stop being so bitchy 70% of the time... lol so pleaseif anyone can get back to me about this drug that would be great
12 Sep 2009
hi... i started lithium today was kind of scared but i also have 5kids and like u i have the moodiness... along with anger and hostility i been suffering 4 the last 10 yrs.and finally found out what it was !!! im starting with 300mg going up to 900mg i have try many pills for depression b4..didnt wk..but now the more i read abt it i think it may wk... anyway i will be posting info.every 5 daysthat i up my dose..hopefully we can share how lithium wks for us... let me know ok
30 Sep 2010
I also take 300mg of lithium for bipolar-It defiently levels out my moods but the only drawback is weight gain. I also take seroquel and Zoloft which also causes weight gain. So I have a love/hate relationship with lithium and am trying to stay on the medicine because it helps with my moods.
23 Dec 2010
I've been using 1200mg of lithium for 10 or 20 years. I take it to ward off cluster headaches, a rare and painful disease -- and it works, but there's no getting away from the side effects. Yesterday I saw my Dr. for Parkinsons disease because it seemed to me I had 2 of the symptoms -- trembling, and loss of balance. But it turned out it was the Lithium. They don't make drugs for clusters, and lithium really works well, but now I'm paying the cost, but the cost of keeping away cluster headaches (or "suicide headaches") is less than the cost of doing nothing. Lithium is a powerful drug with a zillion side effects.
I'm not a doctor but I expect there's a huge difference between 300mg a day and 1200mg.
- Lithium Information for Consumers
- Lithium Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lithium (detailed)
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