User Reviews for Lithium
Also known as: Eskalith, Eskalith-CR, Lithium Carbonate ER, Lithobid, Lithonate, Lithotabs
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Reviews for Lithium to treat Mania
Review by CrackerMan21 (taken for 1 to 6 months):
For some, lithium is the most effective choice for bipolar mania. Unfortunately for me, it's not. My body rebelled against it immediately and without pause for its entire 60-day 'trial'. My bowels were never solid the entire time. I'm amazed now that I never recognized any dehydration symptoms over that time. It worked for my dear departed mother, but not for me, but I gave it a shot.
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December 12, 2013 7:48 AM
Review by Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years):
Aside from some of the crummy side effects, bipolar disorder would not and could not be tolerable without lithium. I used to take Depakote alone, now I take lithium and Depakote and can honestly say that keep me even...most of the time.
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August 26, 2012 10:22 AM
Review by John at the Falls:
Have been suffering for 14 years with various levels of Mania. I was finally prescribed 300mg Lithium Carbonate for Bi-Polar. Skeptical of yet another wrong diagnosis, I tried 150 mg for 2 weeks. I saw an improvement after the first night. I was able to fall straight asleep and woke up without tremors or intense crazy dreams. YAY! After about the first week, my life started slowing down and I could get nothing done. I stopped taking it and the mania stayed away for about 2 weeks. The Mania has just started coming back.
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March 15, 2012 6:21 PM
Review by B Donn:
I've only been on this medicine for one week but the side effects are awful. I can't see straight, I stumbled when I walk, I have horrible tremors and no appetite. I'm only on 300 mg twice a day but I feel so oriented. When will I feel the positive effects?
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November 6, 2011 1:33 PM
Review by Anonymous:
Good medicine for bipolar and getting your life back.
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April 25, 2011 10:44 AM
Review by Anonymous:
I found out I was bi polar a year and a half ago. I've been on antidepressants and antpsychotic meds for that long and still felt lost & like the world was lost to me. A month ago my new Doctor started me on lithium. I no longer think of suicide and love to be with my family now. Its been my savior. Have had no side effects, except thirst. I recommend it to anyone who is bi polar. Life can be good after all.
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June 18, 2010 3:46 PM
Review by MJBCLR:
I have been on Lithium for 5 years now. I have tried all other anti-psychotic drugs. For me, Lithium works well and doesn't break the bank when I have to refill my medicines. It controls my mood swings and I still feel like myself just not manic.
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January 26, 2009 12:59 AM
Review by grannyj:
I was just diagnosed with Mania and perscribed this medication 300mg twice a day. I was afraid to take it as I know others who have. I'm thankful for this medicine. I can now get on with my life.
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October 12, 2008 8:21 AM
Review by Anonymous:
I have suffered with bipolar disorder for 3 years. Lithium seems to be the one that is going to help me more than the others.
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March 13, 2008 7:50 PM
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