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(also known as Eskalith, Lithobid)
Lithium salts such as lithium carbonate, lithium citrate, and lithium orotate are mood stabilizers. They are used in the treatment of bipolar disorder, since unlike most other mood altering drugs, they counteract both mania and depression. Lithium can also be used to augment other antidepressant drugs. It is also somet... more at Wikipedia

Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Bipolar Disorder
4642
73%
Depression
231
79%
Bipolar Disorder - Teen
91
86%
Anxiety
29
83%
Personality Disorders
25
80%
Overall, 74% (5146 Members) find Lithium helpful
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Lithium Reviews

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Had to quit. Health side effects.
Working / Worked
This has been very effective for me at 900 mg. My moods are much more stable & my emotional outbursts have disappeared. I have a fine hand tremor occasionally, but the benefits definitely outweigh the risks for me.
Working / Worked
This has been very effective for me. My moods are much more stable & my emotional outbursts have disappeared. I have a fine hand tremor occasionally, but the benefits definitely outweigh the risks for me.
Working / Worked
it worked
Working / Worked
lithium was the best medication for me ever, however, it started to shut down my kidneys and I had to discontinue its use, under my doctors care of course
Working / Worked
Been on since October 2013. Seems to be keeping the severe lows away.
Working / Worked
I felt zombie like. I couldn't spend large amounts of time in the sun, and I had to have blood work often. It worked with moods but I didn't function well on it.
Working / Worked
I've been taking this since I was diagnosed 7 years ago, I went 7 years without an episode, so it must count for something.
Working / Worked
I have recently started taking it along with Lamitrogene, it doesn't seem to have any major side effects.
Working / Worked
sweats, weight gain, shakes
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: Lithium
    I just got Lithium added into my dosage of Amitriptaline, Prozac, and Lotuda. What is Lithium like? Does anyone know about side effects or have any ex... [More]
  2. Discussion: Lithium shakes?
    I think that the doseage was about 300 mgs of Eskalith that the doctor prescribed when I got out of the hospital. I have the shakes, so he is ta... [More]
  3. Discussion: Lithium
    Well, I got Lithium to try tonight! [More]
  4. Discussion: Lithium
    I'm on abilify and lithium. Lithium makes me feel calmer, helps with my anxiety. Good stuff so far :) [More]
  5. Discussion: Lithium
    I take lithium and it is a miracle drug for me. I had to have dose lowerd because of frequent urination. I take 900mg of lithium with saphris, lexapro... [More]