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User Reviews for Lithobid

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Schizoaffective Disorder 2 reviews 28 medications
   
9.7
Bipolar Disorder 15 reviews 33 medications
   
7.0
Summary of Lithobid reviews 17 reviews 8.3

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For Bipolar Disorder "I have been struggling with bipolar for 17 years, and nothing has worked as well as Lithium. The side effects are uncomfortable as far as the upset stomach feeling, but eating with the medication helps."

   
9.0

ldc12 August 25, 2015

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For Bipolar Disorder "My manias have definitely been 'filed down' so far.... Though I now have mixed states and anger is highly apparent during mania. Though I'm unsure if Lithium is to blame here for I've always had anger issues. But it seems more intense."

   
6.0

Dragonley February 25, 2015

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For Bipolar Disorder "Many years ago I was diagnosed with bipolar ll. Lithium was my doctor's first choice. Not even sure how effective it was. The side effects were awful. I could not work, I lost down to 95 pounds. I was so weak I had difficulty climbing stairs. I shook so bad I could not sign my own name. Then my doctor started to add all sorts of medicines to counteract the side effects. I became hypothyroid had to take medicines for that, tremor had to take medicines for that (didn't work well). Dr. decreased dose (didn't help much). I was on leave from work for 12 weeks. Finally stopped the lithium. It took awhile for my Dr. to believe my problems with this medicine because they were not typical. Those 12 weeks were the worst."

   
1.0

lexana (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 9, 2014

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For Schizoaffective Disorder "Most effective medicine I've had so far. Unfortunately, had to stop taking due to kidney effects."

   
10

gertie67 (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 24, 2013

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For Bipolar Disorder "So far so awesome. Been on it a week and am not as agitated. Suicidal thoughts are going away."

   
10

Shopprincessshop February 28, 2012

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For Schizoaffective Disorder "Suicidal thoughts and cutting/burning (Self-harming) was almost nonexistent."

   
9.0

Anonymous January 25, 2012

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For Bipolar Disorder "Changed my life totally and completely. I used to be on a emotional roller coaster...up and down, over and over again. This medicine just brings me to a mellow state. I let nothing get to me anymore. I never get hostile, and that was my norm. I actually think this medicine saved my life because I was so tired of being emotional and angry! This was my last resort. I tried everything else that the doctor wanted me to try and none of that phased me. I recommend this to anyone with bipolar. "

   
10

Beepoo October 1, 2011

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For Bipolar Disorder "Lithium was hard for me to take at first. If I did not eat enough with the medicine I would vomit. The medicine works for me but I do not like the fact that I have gained weight and it causes acne. I have done everything I can to have clear skin but it does not matter what I do. Lithium is cheap and effective but like I said I don't like the side effects. I am going to try Tegretol when I go back to the Doctor."

   
8.0

Anonymous January 12, 2011

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For Bipolar Disorder "I've been taking Lithium for almost 2 years now. It is actually amazing mood wise and it helped me get over my social anxiety. The side effects I've had which technically are not good at all, but are almost worth how I feel are. I had to be put on blood pressure medicines, my hair is sheding a lot more than normal. I have more acne than I used to, and the worst one. I've gained about 25 pounds which for me wasn't good I was already overweight. Oh and I haven't had a period for almost three months now (not pregnant) my doctor thinks Lithium might be to blame. I'm only 25 by the way, so I should still have a period. Besides all of this Lithium was the best thing to ever happen to me."

   
7.0

StarLover October 11, 2010

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For Bipolar Disorder "I have been on Lithium for the last 11 years after being diagnosed Bipolar I. Has worked perfectly. However it caused hypothyroidism after 5 years and now looks like after a decade to have finally increased my creatinine level affecting my kidneys so here I am searching for a new medication. Other than these side effects this medication worked perfectly for over 10 years."

   
9.0

nomametosay January 19, 2010

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For Bipolar Disorder "I got Myxedema coma. It was identified in the nick of time. Stay closely monitored."

   
1.0

ugghh November 7, 2009

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For Bipolar Disorder "Like it very well compared to other drugs I have taken."

   
8.0

markasbts September 7, 2009

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For Bipolar Disorder "This medication has truly made a huge difference in my mood swings. I am forever grateful."

   
9.0

Anonymous August 14, 2009

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For Bipolar Disorder "On Lithium everything felt muffled. It also took a large dosage to get to therapeutic level and then I had allergic reactions to it, vomiting, tremors, disorientation, etc. If it works for you, apparently from others I've talked to, it really does; if it doesn't it really doesn't."

   
2.0

singerofdreams June 18, 2009

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For Bipolar Disorder "Lithium has worked very well for me for many years. No adverse affects. "

   
10

cataz200yahoo.com May 13, 2009

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For Bipolar Disorder "Lithium works wonders to stabilize my mood. Only negative is some hair loss and acne."

   
9.0

kbkennedy February 25, 2009

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For Bipolar Disorder "Since lithobit has been on the market for at least 15 years, why has the price tripled in the past three years? When bi-polar individual cannot afford their medication it could be devastating to them and society as a whole."

tjj072852 April 19, 2007

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