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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
4598
73%
Depression
227
79%
Bipolar Disorder - Teen
90
86%
Anxiety
28
82%
Personality Disorders
25
80%
Overall, 74% (5095 Members) find Lithium helpful
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Lithium Reviews

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300mgs daily so far it has been amazing.
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works pretty good for me.doesnt fix it but makes the moods managable
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was not effective
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This drug worked but I got Lithium poisoning three times and stopped taking.
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Was discontinued twice. Very pronounced abdominal pain. Two suicide attempts, tells a complicated story but on the whole useful for stability, depression.
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Lithium has worked wonders for me. We are finding that the older medications out there have a greater effective on me.
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This med continues to give me awareness of my actions and emotions (unless completely manic); it helps me retain the ability to Choose, many times.
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Just began 2 weeks ago. I feel it is working
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Lithium worked very well. It was almost a miracle drug. I had to stop taking it because my hair started falling out and I had severe lower GI pain. The need for blood work monitoring is a downside, but I found it worth it for how stable I felt.
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My staple.
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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]