User Reviews for Lithium to treat Schizoaffective Disorder
Brand names: Lithium Carbonate ER, Lithobid
Lithium has an average rating of 8.1 out of 10 from a total of 9 reviews for the treatment of Schizoaffective Disorder. 89% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 11% reported a negative experience.
"Lithium has finally pulled me out of a constant rapid cycling mixed state, which consisted of depression, paranoia, psychosis, agitation and extreme anxiety. I occasionally feel poorly in hot environments, nausea and dizziness. I think I get some fluid retention in the heat I didn't get prior to lithium. I was very unwell before starting this drug, and it has made me feel a lot better mentally, more stable and calmed down."
"Lithuim has definitely been a life saver for me. I've been taking lithium for about four months and finally feel normal..besides the side effects of extreme thirst and weight gain I can deal with..I just love the fact that I have my life back"
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"I had psychotic symptoms and rapidly fluctuating symptoms despite taking Lithium. Lithium also caused me to wake up in the middle of every night to pee and to not be able to hold pee for long. 1800 mg (900 Extended Release twice a day) got my lithium blood level to 0.9 which was recommended for anti-manic effect."
Lithobid (lithium) "Suicidal thoughts and cutting/burning (Self-harming) was almost nonexistent."
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Lithobid (lithium) "Most effective medicine I've had so far. Unfortunately, had to stop taking due to kidney effects."
"Great experience with 150mg of lithium. Worked to completely stabilize me. I'm so relieved. Wish I had tried it sooner. The other psych meds didn't work for my schizoaffective bipolar."
"I have autism spectrum disorder/schizophrenia an this stops me from getting overly angry or aggressive"
Lithonate (lithium) "Helped with some impulsive behaviors like fighting or just in general going off on people."
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"lithium is the best mood stabilizer I’ve tried as long as I’m on a moderate or low dose. I was on 600 mg which worked but still had some paranoia and my Dr bumped me up to 900mg, I was too tired after that so going back to 600mg. It does work well to avoid extreme moods and anger too, and it helps a lot with impulsivity which is nice."