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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

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Condition Members Success
Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder - Teen
Personality Disorders
Overall, 74% (5166 Members) find Lithium helpful

Lithium Reviews

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Works great. If your on the his medicine you have to have your blood checked every month.
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At first I had terrible nightmares but it has been helpful
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Works for my depression but caused a tremor, dry mouth and hypothyroidism
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Works very well.
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causes 40-100 pounds weight gain each time i have to go on it
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caused me tremors that affected my job performance in the health care industry
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Started in Feb and I think that is has made a difference.
My miracle drug. It is what stabilized me so I could get to my real issues. Use w/3 .25 Xanax per day. Does the trick for me.
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Had to quit. Health side effects.
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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]