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Lithium orotate, lithium aspartate and lithium carbonate, what's the difference?

Lithium orotate, lithium aspartate and lithium carbonate, what's the difference?

2 dangerous/1 safe: The first two are unregulated forms of lithium salts that are extremely toxic and dangerous, as they are not regulated by a prescribing md. Don't fall for the stupidity of "natural", arsenic is natural and deadly. ...Read more

Lithium (Definition)

Chemically, lithium is a light, soft, alkali metal. It's very highly reactive, so that in nature it's only found in compound form. It's useful in batteries. As a medication, Lithium Carbonate and citrate can be used to stabilize mood in people with bipolar disorder. In these people it can help with both mania and depression. Blood level monitoring is ...Read more


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Is valproate acid (depakote) effective for treating bipolar mixed depressive states?

Is valproate acid (depakote) effective for treating bipolar mixed depressive states?

Yes. : Bipolar disorders are complex to understand and to treat. Combining proper medication with therapy is ideal ...Read more

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Does seroquel (quetiapine) work for depressive bipolar?

Does seroquel (quetiapine) work for depressive bipolar?

It can.: Bipolar disorder involves both mania and depression. Seroquel (quetiapine) has been shown to be helpful in treating bipolar disorder. Not all medications are helpful for all people. It is important that you work with your doctor and take your medications consistently so that you find the right medication(s) for you. ...Read more

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Can lamictal treat bipolar psychosis/hallucinations?

Can lamictal treat bipolar psychosis/hallucinations?

Not first line: While Lamictal can be very beneficial for bipolar disease, it is not first line for psychosis, Pleasespeak to your prescribing physician about your symptoms and ask for further guidance and management. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between lithium orotate and lithium aspartate?

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Whats the difference between lithium orotate and lithium aspartate?

Lithium: Lithium orotate is a salt of orotic acid & lithium. It is used as a dietary supplement to treat conditions such as poor memory & mood changes. Lithium aspartate is an Amino Acid (aspartic acid) bound to lithium. It is also a dietary supplement claimed to slow brain aging & improve moods. Consult your doctor before trying any such supplements. ...Read more

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How effective is the wellbutrin (bupropion) lithium combination over seroquel lithium for BPD and major depressive disorder?

How effective is the wellbutrin (bupropion) lithium combination over seroquel lithium for BPD and major depressive disorder?

That is quite: individual. Each person responds differently to medications and medication combinations. It can't be exactly predicted how well you will respond to one of the medication regimens compared to the other when treating your depression and borderline personality disorder. Take care. ...Read more

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Which is better for borderline personality disorder n mood swings?Prozac, topamax, paxil, effexor, (venlafaxine) lexaproor wellbutrin?

Which is better for borderline personality disorder n mood swings?Prozac, topamax, paxil, effexor, (venlafaxine) lexaproor wellbutrin?

Depends: Any of those drugs may be useful under certain circumstances. It's important to recognize the drug is an adjunct to the primary treatment, which is long term psychotherapy. ...Read more

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I'm taking lithium carbonate and trifluoperazine, ok?

I'm taking lithium carbonate and trifluoperazine, ok?

Depends: Lithium is prescribed for bipolar disorder and certain types of depression. Trifluoperazine is an antipsychotic prescribed mainly for psychotic disorders like schizophrenia, or depression where there are psychotic symptoms. The 2 medications can be combined when 1 alone is not helping.Trifluoperazine is an older medication and is possibly more likely to cause side effects than newer medication. ...Read more

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Lithobid (lithium carbonate) side effects?

Lithobid (lithium carbonate)  side effects?

Lithium: Lithobid (lithium carbonate) is a twice a day formulation of lithium. Side effects include dry mouth, feeling sleepy, hunger, a fine tremor, worsening psoriasis. Lithium can also affect your thyroid and your kidneys. ...Read more

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Bipolar(controlled -lamictal, carbamazepine), anxiety-semi-under control (lorazepam, temazepam, cymbalta) and ADD problematic- considering Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) ?

Bipolar(controlled -lamictal, carbamazepine), anxiety-semi-under control (lorazepam, temazepam, cymbalta)  and ADD problematic- considering Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) ?

So much medication: It might be necessary to take some drugs but I question the risks already and adding the new one is especially bad w/ cymbalta (duloxetine). It can cause severe anxiety! Also serotonin syndrome. Almost all of your meds combine to cause a host of symptoms like dizziness, confusion and general impairment. Please consider a good psych eval and adding good psychotherapy to lower need for Rx and help them work! ...Read more

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Is lamictal an effective mood stabilizer for bipolar disorder?

Is lamictal an effective mood stabilizer for bipolar disorder?

Yes: Lamictal is an excellent mood stabilizer which I use frequently. The most common limiting factor is the potential for a very serious rash which requires very gradual titration to a therapeutic dose. ...Read more

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I'm taking lithium carbonate and trifluoperazine. Both needed for bipolar?

Probably: Most bipolar pts r on multiple meds you r on an old mood stabilizer & an old antipsychotic which is fine but both have the potential 4 long term side effects. ...Read more

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Been seeing docs since childhood. ADHd, bipolar, anxiety. On lamictal, lithium, klonopin, vyvanse, opana and symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine). Chief complaint anhedonia.advice?

Been seeing docs since childhood. ADHd, bipolar, anxiety. On lamictal, lithium, klonopin, vyvanse, opana and symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine). Chief complaint anhedonia.advice?

Drug interactions: Your symptoms are possibly related to the number and types of medications that you are taking. Please consult your psychiatrist or personal physician for a complete medication review. ...Read more

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Does lithium work also for bipolar depression?

Does lithium work also for bipolar depression?

Lithium : Lithium is a mood stabilizer that works for bipolar disorder to lessen extremes of mania and depression. "Bipolar depression" is a term that doesn't really describe anything. ...Read more

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Interaction between Aripiprazole(@low dose) with Methylphenidate(antipsychotic &stimulant) in Treatment-resistant atypical depression?

Talk to your doctor.: If both of these medications are being prescribed for you, you should speak to the doctor who is prescribing them. Although there is no documented adverse interaction between these two medications, every patient can react differently to medications. Of course you should only take these medications if they are being prescribed for you; don't try someone else's medication. ...Read more

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Quit lithium (eskalith) cold?

Let your Dr. Guide U: Depending on how long you've been on it, your dr. May recommend different discontinuation regimen. Also, you'd wanna talk to your dr. About your reasons to get off of it. Be open with your dr. Good luck! ...Read more

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Manic Depressive Disorder (Definition)

Though depression is not required for diagnosis most people have both manic and depressive episodes and may have mixed episodes with features of both. Length of episodes vary, but are separated by "normal" periods of emotion and behavior. See my answers to similar ...Read more


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Bipolar Disorder (Definition)

Also known as manic depressive illness, this brain disorder causes dramatic shifts in mood, ...Read more