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Lithium Anxiety Side Effects

Lithium Anxiety Side Effect Reports


The following Lithium Anxiety side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Anxiety, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Lithium or it might take time to develop.



Multiple Sclerosis Relapse, Hallucination, Toxicity To Various Agents, Movement Disorder, Urinary Tract Infection, Anxiety

This Anxiety side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 65-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Lithium Carbonate (dosage: Unk), which was started on 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Ampyra (10 Mg, Bid)
When starting to take Lithium Carbonate the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Multiple Sclerosis Relapse
  • Hallucination
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Movement Disorder
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Anxiety
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Lithium Carbonate.
Sexual Dysfunction, Obsessive Thoughts, Magical Thinking, Paranoia, Hallucination, Visual, Restlessness, Anxiety, Panic Reaction

This Anxiety Lithium side effect was reported by a physician from US on Oct 11, 2013. A male , 25 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lithium. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Obsessive Thoughts
  • Magical Thinking
  • Paranoia
  • Hallucination, Visual
  • Restlessness
  • Anxiety
  • Panic Reaction
. Lithium dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Risperidone
  • Aripiprazole
  • Asenapine
Ventricular Tachycardia, Anxiety, Agitation, Blood Pressure Increased

This is a Lithium Carbonate side effect report of a 48-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: bipolar disorder,depression, who was treated with Lithium Carbonate (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Duloxetine (90 Mg)
  • Duloxetine (60 Mg)
  • Propofol
  • Succinylcholine
  • Rocuronium (80 Mg)
  • Sugammadex (500 Mg)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Anxiety side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Anxiety
  • Agitation
  • Blood Pressure Increased
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lithium Carbonate treatment in female patients suffering from bipolar disorder,depression, resulting in Anxiety.

Dyskinesia, Chest Pain, Hypertension, Tachycardia, Dyspnoea, Anxiety, Logorrhoea

A 8-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: bipolar disorder,attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder started Lithium Carbonate Tablets, Usp 300mg (lithium Carbonate) Tablet, 300mg treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Lithium Carbonate Tablets, Usp 300mg (lithium Carbonate) Tablet, 300mg treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Dyskinesia
  • Chest Pain
  • Hypertension
  • Tachycardia
  • Dyspnoea
  • Anxiety
  • Logorrhoea
. Concurrently used drugs: NA.The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lithium Carbonate Tablets, Usp 300mg (lithium Carbonate) Tablet, 300mg side effects, such as Anxiety.
Dyskinesia, Chest Pain, Hypertension, Tachycardia, Anxiety, Feeling Jittery, Protrusion Tongue, Grimacing, Logorrhoea

A patient from US was prescribed and started Lithium Carbonate Capsules on Jan 15, 2013. Patient felt the following Lithium side effects: dyskinesia, chest pain, hypertension, tachycardia, anxiety, feeling jittery, protrusion tongue, grimacing, logorrhoea Additional patient health information: male , child 8 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Lithium Carbonate Capsules dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lisdexamfetamine
  • Aripiprazole
  • Amfetamine
  • Paroxetine
  • Guanfacine
Chest Pain, Dyspnoea, Restlessness, Trismus, Dysarthria, Grimacing, Dysphemia, Anxiety

This report suggests a potential Lithium Anxiety side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 8-year-old patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): aggressive behaviour,bipolar disorder and used Lithium (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Lithium the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Chest Pain
  • Dyspnoea
  • Restlessness
  • Trismus
  • Dysarthria
  • Grimacing
  • Dysphemia
  • Anxiety
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Lithium demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Anxiety, may still occur.
Thinking Abnormal, Anxiety, Toxicity To Various Agents

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Jun 11, 2012 by a male taking Lithium Carbonate (dosage: Unk Ukn, Unk) . Location: FRANCE , 41 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lithium side effects: thinking abnormal, anxiety, toxicity to various agents. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Clozapine (550 Mg, Qd (550 Mg In A Single Dose ))
  • Tranxene (Unk Ukn, Unk)
  • Lamictal (25 Mg, Unk)
  • Abilify (Unk Ukn, Unk)
  • Imovane (7.5 Mg, Unk)
The patient was hospitalized.
Anxiety, Anaemia, Vertigo, Fatigue, Somnolence, Weight Decreased

This Anxiety problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Aug 31, 2005 a consumer started treatment with Lithium Carbonate (dosage: Unk). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Soliris (Unk, Q2w)
  • Ambien (Unk)
  • Meclizine
  • Klonopin (0.25 Mg, Unk)
When commencing Lithium Carbonate, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Anxiety
  • Anaemia
  • Vertigo
  • Fatigue
  • Somnolence
  • Weight Decreased
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Anxiety, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Abdominal Discomfort, Back Pain, Blood Prolactin Increased, Breast Enlargement, Anxiety, Diabetes Mellitus, Feeling Jittery, Constipation

This is a Lithium Carbonate side effect report of a 52-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: schizoaffective disorder and was treated with Lithium Carbonate (dosage: NA) starting Apr 17, 2012. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Quetiapine Fumarate (150 Mg)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Abdominal Discomfort
  • Back Pain
  • Blood Prolactin Increased
  • Breast Enlargement
  • Anxiety
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Feeling Jittery
  • Constipation
This opens a possibility that Lithium Carbonate could cause Anxiety and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Anxiety, Tremor, Swollen Tongue, Dyspnoea, Nausea, Fatigue, Coordination Abnormal, Dizziness, Pruritus

This Anxiety side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Apr 02, 2012. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 38 years of age, weighting 180.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lithium Carbonate. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lithium side effects: anxiety, tremor, swollen tongue, dyspnoea, nausea, fatigue, coordination abnormal, dizziness, pruritus. Lithium Carbonate dosage: 600mg.
Associated medications used:
  • Prozac (40mg)
These side effects may potentially be related to Lithium Carbonate.
Hospitalisation, Serotonin Syndrome, Tremor, Constipation, Insomnia, Agitation, Feeling Hot, Anxiety

This Anxiety side effect was reported by a physician from GERMANY. A 50-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: major depression. The patient was prescribed Lithium Carbonate (dosage: 800 Mg, Unk), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Venlafaxine (150 Mg, Qd)
  • Venlafaxine (75 Mg, Qd)
  • Venlafaxine (150 Mg, Qd)
  • Venlafaxine (225 Mg, Qd)
  • Fluoxetine Hydrochloride (60 Mg, Qd)
  • Venlafaxine (37 Mg, Qd)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (125 Ug, Qd)
  • Venlafaxine (75 Mg, Qd)
When starting to take Lithium Carbonate the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Hospitalisation
  • Serotonin Syndrome
  • Tremor
  • Constipation
  • Insomnia
  • Agitation
  • Feeling Hot
  • Anxiety
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Lithium Carbonate.
Feeling Abnormal, Panic Reaction, Anxiety, Suicidal Ideation

This Anxiety Lithium Carbonate side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Feb 20, 2012. A male , 54 years of age, was treated with Lithium Carbonate. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Panic Reaction
  • Anxiety
  • Suicidal Ideation
. Lithium Carbonate dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Klonopin
  • Lamictal (50mg Per Day)
Anxiety, Speech Disorder, Crying, Feeling Jittery, Feeling Abnormal, Panic Attack, Paraesthesia

This is a Lithium side effect report of a patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: bipolar disorder, who was treated with Lithium (dosage:Unk, start time: Jan 01, 1996), combined with:
  • Geodon (20 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Paxil (Unk)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Anxiety side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Anxiety
  • Speech Disorder
  • Crying
  • Feeling Jittery
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Panic Attack
  • Paraesthesia
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lithium treatment in patients suffering from bipolar disorder, resulting in Anxiety.
Insomnia, Hallucination, Visual, Suicidal Ideation, Mania, Anxiety

A 58-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: NA started Lithium treatment (dosage: NA) on Jan 01, 2010. Soon after starting Lithium treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Insomnia
  • Hallucination, Visual
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Mania
  • Anxiety
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Seroquel (400 Mg Daily And 800 Mg At Night)
  • Seroquel
  • Cymbalta
  • Synthroid
  • Prilosec
  • Propranolol
  • Rozerem
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lithium side effects, such as Anxiety.
Anxiety, Respiratory Rate Increased, Nervousness, Hyperhidrosis, Decreased Appetite

A patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Lithium on Jan 07, 2011. After Lithium was administered, patient encountered several Lithium side effects: anxiety, respiratory rate increased, nervousness, hyperhidrosis, decreased appetite Additional patient health information: male , 67 years of age, weighting 297.6 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Lithium dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Celexa
  • Abilify (Stopped 3 Weeks Ago)
Pyrexia, Irritability, Anxiety, Depressed Level Of Consciousness

This report suggests a potential Lithium Carbonate Anxiety side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 74-year-old female patient from JAPAN (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): schizoaffective disorder and used Lithium Carbonate (dosage: Unk Ukn, Unk) starting NS. Soon after starting Lithium Carbonate the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Pyrexia
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Depressed Level Of Consciousness
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Carbamazepine (400 Mg, Unk)
  • Seroquel (25 Mg, Unk)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Lithium Carbonate demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Anxiety, may still occur.
Depressed Mood, Violence-related Symptom, Emotional Distress, Anxiety

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Nov 14, 2011 by a male taking Lithium (dosage: 900 Mg, Daily) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 149.9 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Lithium side effects: depressed mood, violence-related symptom, emotional distress, anxiety. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Abilify (5 Mg, Daily)
  • Atripla (600/200/300 Mg, Daily)
  • Chantix (0.5 Mg, Daily)
  • Mirtazapine (30 Mg, Daily)
  • Seroquel (100 Mg, Daily)
Palpitations, Decreased Appetite, Dysarthria, Anxiety, Throat Irritation, Decreased Interest

This Anxiety problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 29-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.On NS a consumer started treatment with Lithium Carbonate (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Calcium
  • Folic Acid
When commencing Lithium Carbonate, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Palpitations
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Dysarthria
  • Anxiety
  • Throat Irritation
  • Decreased Interest
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Anxiety, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Injury, Pain, Anhedonia, Cholecystectomy, Anxiety, Cholecystitis, Emotional Distress

This is a Lithium Carbonate side effect report of a 31-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Lithium Carbonate (dosage: Daily Dose 800 Mg) starting Jan 01, 2006. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Yasmin (Unk Unk, Qd)
  • Cymbalta (Daily Dose 40 Mg)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Injury
  • Pain
  • Anhedonia
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Anxiety
  • Cholecystitis
  • Emotional Distress
This opens a possibility that Lithium Carbonate could cause Anxiety and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Hallucination, Anxiety, Dry Mouth, Agitation, Constipation, Headache, Memory Impairment, Urinary Retention, Haematochezia

This Anxiety side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from BRAZIL on Oct 07, 2011. A patient from BRAZIL , weighting 174.2 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lithium Carbonate. Patient felt the following Lithium side effects: hallucination, anxiety, dry mouth, agitation, constipation, headache, memory impairment, urinary retention, haematochezia. Lithium Carbonate dosage: NA.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Clonazepam
  • Haloperidol
  • Amitriptyline Hydrochloride
  • Akineton
These side effects may potentially be related to Lithium Carbonate.
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Lithium Anxiety Causes and Reviews


Fear and Anxiety are part of life. You may feel anxious before you take a test or walk down a dark street. This kind of Anxiety is useful - it can make you more alert or careful. It usually ends soon after you are out of the situation that caused it. But for millions of people in the United States, the Anxiety does not go away, and gets worse over time. They may have chest pains or nightmares. They may even be afraid to leave home. These people have Anxiety disorders. Types include

  • Panic disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Phobias
  • Generalized Anxiety disorder

Treatment can involve medicines, therapy or both.

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health


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Fri, 29 Apr 2011

abdominal distention with Lithium and seroquel. 20-30 yr. use

Sun, 16 May 2010

Lithium causes depression by way of suppression by way of a mental block it creates in ones mind . this leads to suicidal thoughts then thinking of killing oneself. if you are misdiagnosed bi polar and you are not this will probably happen. if there is a reason you end up in a mental institution and nobody cares and you are labeled bipolar by a doctor who doesn t have a clue you might possibly spend you re life in there being overly medicated to offset the drugs you shouldn t be on in the first place. Lithium causes depession

Wed, 05 Oct 2011

makes my bp much better but am very bloated and llegs hurt. hard to walk

Thu, 10 Mar 2011
developed bruxism after starting abilify and Lithium
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