Lithium Carbonate Side Effects

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  1. link Mel4
    lithium and anger
    I have that I'm with him now for a couple of weeks. I take 300 milligrams in the morning and 600 milligrams at night. I have noticed since I have been on the lithium I have had so much anger and rage and it feels like it's streaming through my body. - 43% more...
    Mel4- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Lithium Carbonate
  2. link Laurenclyde
    Does Lithium help with imsomnia?
    Laurenclyde- over a year ago
  3. link Med-private
    Lithium Carbonate upset stomach, lithium, topomax, lamictal, vomiting
    I am up at this moment, because my stomach is hurting from the lithium. I've been on it now for about a year, but my stomach just started hurting at night after about an hour after taking it for about three months now. Is anyone else experiencing thi - 55% more...
    Med-private- over a year ago - 9 Replies - in Lithium Carbonate
  4. link Clara_p
    If you want to not have stomach problems with lithium, take lithium during the meals, not after the meal, not before the meal. Take lithium in the middle of the meal. Sorry for my bad English.
    Clara_p- over a year ago
  5. link Care2share
    Lithium Carbonate kidney function, routine blood test, nephrologist, psych, tegretol
    I have been taking some form of Lithium Carbonate since 1972. About one year ago after taking a routine blood test prescribed by my psychiatrist, I was told my creatine level was somewhat spiked. The psych referred me to a nephrologist. After examina - 64% more...
    Care2share- over a year ago - 4 Replies - in Lithium Carbonate
  6. link Mshank72
    i have been on lithium two times in my life. once about 7 years ago for a year, my then psychiatrist took me off of them because of severe side effects. my new psychiatrist put me back on lithium a year ago. since then no solid stools, always dizzy/f - 55% more...
    Mshank72- over a year ago
  7. link Jchristin
    I've been on lithium for 15 years give or take. My last blood test showed a slightly elivated creatinine level. Also, my kidneys hurt most of the time. I pray there is no permanent harm. I see my psyche tomorrow and intend to go off lithium at that t - 41% more...
    Jchristin- over a year ago
  8. link Ohla
    Lithium Carbonate gain weight, seperate, lithium, good luck, headache
    I'm also have lithium carbonate 600 mg daily, separate in the morning 300 mg and evening 300 mg. After 1 months I also have problem on side effects such as vomiting, headache, and also gain weight. But after I tried to eat fruit and escape carbohydra - 32% more...
    Ohla- over a year ago - 5 Replies - in Lithium Carbonate
  9. link Freebird305
    I am on Lithium Carbonate. I have been on for about 5 months. Currentley taking 600 MG, 300 in the morning, 300 at night. The litium makes me miserable. It's help with my manic cycles but it has caused me to gain weight and the nausea and headaches I - 49% more...
    Freebird305- over a year ago
  10. link Nordic28
    I mean I run every day
    Nordic28- over a year ago
  11. link Nordic28
    Hang in there-I am just starting lithium thank god no side effects. I am on 600 mg twice a day. Try drinking Kefir- they come in different yummy flavors. It will calm down your belly . I am also on low carb diet and it makes me feel so much better- n - 35% more...
    Nordic28- over a year ago
  12. link Moonchild16
    I also as one of you said feel like life is not worth living, but am not suicidal at this time. I just can not get interested in doing anything at all. I must go to work and so I do and to the best of my ability, luckily I have been doing what I do f - 68% more...
    Moonchild16- over a year ago
  13. link Moonchild16
    I have been on lithium 900mg/day now for about a month or so. My biggest problem is diarrhea, sudden onset with cramps and all, can hardly make it to the bathroom, very awful fear of having an accident cause I already did only I was already coming up - 44% more...
    Moonchild16- over a year ago
  14. link Dominick_81
    Lithium Carbonate proper diet, exercise routine, blood tests, dehydration, lithium
    Lithium has a sedating effect on me and does cause tremors. I've been on 600mg for awhile and have been on 900mg for many years earlier. Lowered it b/c of the side effects. After digesting the side effects, lithium is a good drug, are there better? L - 66% more...
    Dominick_81- over a year ago - in Lithium Carbonate
  15. link Waya333
    Lithium Carbonate constant diarrhea, constant thirst, dangerous things, time in my life, lithium
    I was lithium perhaps a month and half what must be many years ago b/c I was in my late 20's. The side effects were HORRIBLE. I cannot recall all of them but the worst I recall: increased appetite, wt. gain, uncontrollable shaking, constant diarrhea, - 51% more...
    Waya333- over a year ago - in Lithium Carbonate
  16. link Missdenacherie
    Lithium Carbonate rapid cycling, emotionless, dena, bipolar, headaches
    currently on 300mg a day. i have bipolar disorder rapid cycling. so far no major side effects. i am a little thirstier than usual and still get headaches but nothing major. i do have to say that i feel just dumb. i am not sure if this is just because - 59% more...
    Missdenacherie- over a year ago - in Lithium Carbonate
  17. link Amid
    lithium and weight gain.
    I have just started lithium at 400mg and have already gained 4lb in weight. How do I stop any more weight gain?
    Amid- over a year ago - in Lithium Carbonate
  18. link Pacch
    Short-term memory loss
    Anybody else feel like a moron? I've been on Lithium 2 1/2 years and have noticed severe short-term memory problems since I've been on it. I've never had a great memory so I thought it was just me. But when i listen to my boyfriends email at 10 am an - 59% more...
    Pacch- over a year ago - in Lithium Carbonate
  19. link Manicmegz
    Lithium Carbonate lithum, first few days, muscel, bed time, weight gain
    Hi I started on lithium in june09 and at first I had some hand shaking but not much. I also had some muscle weakness the first few days I started but that subsided. I'm currently on 70mg 300 in the morning and 400 at bed time for most part I haven't - 48% more...
    Manicmegz- over a year ago - in Lithium Carbonate
  20. link Rorreo
    Lithium Carbonate dry throat, salty taste, pharmacist, meds, hair loss
    i take 1200 mg per day. and i been doing everything the doctor has told me to do. i do remember the pharmacist said to watch your sodium input.u because the medicine contains a lot. you might get a dry throat or a salty taste in your mouth. try drink - 65% more...
    Rorreo- over a year ago - in Lithium Carbonate
  21. link Abalahoski
    Lithium Carbonate heart palipatations, extreme thirst, hand tremors, rapid cycling, venlafaxine
    Hi, I'm rapid cycling bipolar. I was taking 300mg of lithium a day and it helped a lot. Then started the crying and paranoid feelings again. I also took venlafaxine 150mg. My psych doc increased the venlafaxine to 225mg time released and the lithium - 73% more...
    Abalahoski- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Lithium Carbonate
  22. link Rorreo
    how you been doing with yours meds? abala
    Rorreo- over a year ago
  23. link Laself321
    rash from lithium?
    Could one start having a rash from lithium after as long as a month of taking it?
    Laself321- over a year ago - in Lithium Carbonate
  24. link Davenchicago
    Lithium Carbonate diverticulosis, colonoscopy, tremors, lithium, diarrhea
    I have been on Lithium Carbonate (1800 mg/day) for over 4 years. Lived with diarrhea, acne, tremors, etc. throughout, but otherwise loved the drug. After filling toilet with blood several times last week, I went into the hospital. Colonoscopy & e - 44% more...
    Davenchicago- over a year ago - in Lithium Carbonate
  25. link Libra102280
    Lithium Carbonate desk jobs, vision blurs, rapid heart, heart palpitations, speech impairment
    I take lithium, 1350mg/day, for 5 years now, and about 2 years ago I started getting tremors but worse in my left hand, so it was actually painful and for a while the doctor thought it was carpal tunnel but it turned out not to be and he didnt know w - 84% more...
    Libra102280- over a year ago - in Lithium Carbonate
  26. link Hollyelizabeth
    Lithium Carbonate nominal aphasia, hand tremor, symptoms of muscle spasms, dystonic reaction, sick to my stomach
    Lithium Carbonate nearly killed me. My doctor knew I was bulimic and he prescribed it any way, in combination with Geodon and Lamictal, even though I've been medication intolerant of 34 psychiatric drugs since I was 15. I am now 23. One year ago my b - 94% more...
    Hollyelizabeth- over a year ago - in Lithium Carbonate
  27. link Jryman
    Lithium Carbonate lithium, postings
    well I haven't read all of the postings but make sure you drink plenty of water and get your blood tested often. I ended up in the ER with lithium poisoning.
    Jryman- over a year ago - in Lithium Carbonate
  28. link Carissa_simmons4
    Lithium Carbonate lithium, headaches, milligrams, prob, stomach
    I have been on 1500 mg of lithium day and never really had too many side affects but recently i have been gettin really bad headaches,anyone else have this problem?
    Carissa_simmons4- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Lithium Carbonate
  29. link Carissa_simmons4
    no more headaches either!!!!!!!!!!!
    Carissa_simmons4- over a year ago