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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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Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder - Teen
Personality Disorders
Overall, 74% (5134 Members) find Lithium helpful

Lithium Reviews

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it worked
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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
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Been on since October 2013. Seems to be keeping the severe lows away.
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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.
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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.
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I have recently started taking it along with Lamitrogene, it doesn't seem to have any major side effects.
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sweats, weight gain, shakes
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Discontinued due to overdose.
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nope, made me fat
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This is my main medicine. It has worked for me for years.
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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]