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Shooting pains below groin below belly buttonOn med for UTI said I had nitride in urine. Is this what the pain is from. Been to Dr 3x any suggestion?

Shooting pains below groin below belly buttonOn med for UTI said I had nitride in urine. Is this what the pain is from. Been to Dr 3x any suggestion?

Possibly: Urinary tract infections should get better with 24 to 48 hours of the antibiotic. Did they do a urine culture? If worsening pain going to your doctor for a check up or second opinion at an urgent or Emergency room might be helpful. Good luck ...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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What is lithium used for?

What is lithium used for?

Lithium Carbonate: (LiCO3) is an older tx for bi-polar disorder, better managing the highs than the lows, from my experience. If your question is about Lithium in general, there are lots of uses, at large. Wikipedia actually has a good description of these, keeping in mind, this is Wikipedia... http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Lithium ...Read more

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Can lithium be used for insomnia?

Can lithium be used for insomnia?

Not directly: Sleep disturbance is an important part of bipolar disorder, for which lithium is a longstanding and effective treatment. By evening out the mood disturbance, lithium can normalize sleep pattern. But in this way it's taken daily, and is not helpful as an "as needed" sleep medication for non-bipolar people. ...Read more

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What are some of the drugs used to replace lithium treatments?

What are some of the drugs used to replace lithium treatments?

Mood stabilizers?: As always it is best to discuss medication options with your prescribing physician. Lithium has other uses but as a mood stabilizer in bipolar disorder, other options might include lamictal, trileptal, depakote, tegretol, abilify, geodon, seroquel, zyprexa, saphris (asenapine) and Latuda (no fda approval on this one yet, but data look very nice). ...Read more

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What are wellbutrin (bupropion) sr and lithium used for?

What are wellbutrin (bupropion) sr and lithium used for?

Mood: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is an antidepressant, it has minimal to zero anti anxiety effect, it is also used in smoking cessation. Lithium is a mood stabilizer used in bipolar d/o as well as depression, it is also used as an "anti aggressive" behavior medication and in intermittent explosive disorder at times. ...Read more

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What schedule is Lithium?

Not a Control: In the US Controlled medications are II-IV.
Lithium is a prescription medication but not a controlled one. ...Read more

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Why do I feel so shaky on lithium.

Why do I feel so shaky on lithium.

Lithium: Common side effect to some forms of lithium, such as the lithium carbonate. Talk to your doctor about possible other forms of lithium such as the long acting lithobid or eskalith. Also, lithium blood levels & serum electrolytes monitoring. ...Read more

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My lithium level was 1.4 is this ok?

Yes it is: Call your psychiatrist today please to seek out a corrective measure before the day is done ps. Upper limit is 1.2. Take care ...Read more

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I had too much lithium, what should I do?

I had too much lithium, what should I do?

Lithium Over Dose.: Don't have any idea how much lithium we are talking about. For an overdose of lithium be seen at the emergency room. ...Read more

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Can you please define lithium used to treat?

Can you please define lithium used to treat?

Bipolar Disorder: Lithium is typically used by physicians for long term mood stabilization in bipolar disorder. It can also be used more acutely in combination with other medications to control more acute "manic" episodes of bipolar disorder. Lithium requires blood level monitor as too high a dose can be dangerous. Thyroid and kidney tests are also needed when using lithium. ...Read more

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Can a child take lithium, and what is it used for?

Can a child take lithium, and what is it used for?

No: Lithium has a very narrow "dose window" and it is present in sufficient quantity in "god-made" food. ...Read more

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Is lithium carcinogenic?

Is lithium carcinogenic?

No real data: On jul, 20, 2012: 12, 542 people reported to have side effects when taking lithium carbonate. Among them, 3 people (0.02%) have pancreatic cancer. The fda does not consider it a carcinogen and neither does the world health organization. ...Read more

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Is lithium orotate safe to take?

Is lithium orotate safe to take?

Lithium orotate: Lithium orotate is reported to be a form of lithium which increases the lithium level inside cells. Lithium is not a vitamin but an element which usually exists in salt form and is used by psychiatrists to stabilize mood. Usually we monitor kidney & thyroid function while people take lithium in the usual forms prescribed. Probably these same tests should be done periodically if you take orotate ...Read more

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Does lithium show up in a drug test?

Does lithium show up in a drug test?

No: There is a blood test to check lithium levels and see if they are therapeutic, but a urine drug screen or dipstick test does not include lithium in it's panel of drugs tested. ...Read more

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Can I donate plasma while on lithium?

Can I donate plasma while on lithium?

Depends: It depends on what the plasma will be used for. It is very important that you inform the organization collecting plasma of all the medications you take as well as any other health issue. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of lithium toxicity?

What are symptoms of lithium toxicity?

Lithium toxicity: Lithium can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, muscle weakness, and fatigue. Also there can be a fine tremor of the hands or legs, muscle twitches, difficulty walking, slurred speech, nystagmus, and seizures. Management is to reduce dose or temporarily stop the drug. Lithium levels need to be monitored regularly, and kept in therapeutic range (maintenance. 6 - 1 mmol/l). ...Read more

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How long do you take lithium for mania?

How long do you take lithium for mania?

Lithium: As long as it is prescribed and closely monitored thru blood work every 3-6 months and it is containing the symptoms. ...Read more