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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
4651
73%
Depression
231
79%
Bipolar Disorder - Teen
91
86%
Anxiety
29
83%
Personality Disorders
25
80%
Overall, 74% (5156 Members) find Lithium helpful
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Lithium Reviews

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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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Yes.
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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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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.
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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.
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it worked
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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]