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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
Bipolar Disorder - Teen
Personality Disorders
Overall, 74% (5184 Members) find Lithium helpful

Lithium Reviews

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currently on a low dose
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Lifetime member, always works for me.
Been on it since I was 15. Works.
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Been on it since '11 has worked since but am worried i'm on too much. on 800mg long acting. Often can feel as though it makes me feel numb but I know it keeps me stable so its a tricky area.
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This seems to be working as I feel pretty balanced. No significant/noticeable side effects. Slowly worked up to 1500 mg. Have tried several others before this with bad side effects and they were ineffective.
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No Longer being used, after 10 years and a recomendation to use "for life". Worked to stabilize moods until i decided i didn't want a metal in my body.
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It worked, but caused weight gain, some degree of hair loss and terrible hand tremors
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Stabilized = good, side effects = bad.
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Made me feel tired. No longer use.
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My life saver
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  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]