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What could cause Parosmia for a 42-year old man?

This is a personalized study for a 42 year old male patient who has Bipolar Ii Disorder, Bipolar 2, Depression, Anxiety. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 24 male patients aged 42 (±5) who take the same drugs from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Lithium carbonate (latest outcomes from 16,021 users) has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Lamictal (latest outcomes from 40,519 users) has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Paxil (latest outcomes from 70,237 users) has active ingredients of paroxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Xanax (latest outcomes from 58,912 users) has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

What are the conditions

Bipolar ii disorder (characterized by at least one episode of hypomania and at least one episode of major depression) (latest reports from 4,002 patients) can be treated by Lamictal, Lithium Carbonate, Lamotrigine, Seroquel, Abilify, Seroquel Xr.

Bipolar 2 (characterized by at least one episode of hypomania and at least one episode of major depression) (latest reports from 4,002 patients) can be treated by Lamictal, Lithium Carbonate, Lamotrigine, Seroquel, Abilify, Seroquel Xr.

Depression (latest reports from 1,153,652 patients) can be treated by Zoloft, Cymbalta, Prozac, Lexapro, Celexa, Wellbutrin Xl.

Anxiety (latest reports from 1,275,463 patients) can be treated by Xanax, Clonazepam, Klonopin, Ativan, Lorazepam, Lexapro.

What is the symptom

Parosmia (distortion of the sense of smell, as in smelling odours that are not present) (latest reports from 13,982 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, pain.

On Aug, 10, 2014: 24 males aged 39 (±5) who take Lithium Carbonate, Lamictal, Paxil, Xanax are studied

Lithium Carbonate, Lamictal, Paxil, Xanax outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 39

Gender: male

Conditions: Bipolar Ii Disorder, Bipolar 2, Depression, Anxiety

Drugs taking:
- Lithium Carbonate (lithium carbonate): used for 1 - 6 months
- Lamictal (lamotrigine): used for 1 - 2 years
- Paxil (paroxetine hydrochloride): used for 1 - 2 years
- Xanax (alprazolam): used for 2 - 5 years

Drug interactions have: severe parosmia

Comments from or about the patient: Parosmia (self-diagnosed through online research) began almost to the day of beginning lithium treatment. Neither ENT or Psychiatrist can figure out what to do.
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eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

InteractionNumber of reports on eHealthMe
Parosmia (distortion of the sense of smell, as in smelling odours that are not present)2 (8.33% of males aged 39 (±5) who take the drugs)

(as an adverse outcome could be a symptom of a condition, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, regardless of which drug is taken, how many female HBP patients aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

Symptom (click a symptom for in-depth analysis)Number of reports on eHealthMe
Parosmia in Bipolar Ii Disorder1 (0.56% of males aged 39 (±5) who have Bipolar ii disorder)
Parosmia in Bipolar 21 (0.56% of males aged 39 (±5) who have Bipolar 2)
Parosmia in Depression3 (0.04% of males aged 39 (±5) who have Depression)
Parosmia in Anxiety1 (0.03% of males aged 39 (±5) who have Anxiety)

(as an adverse outcome could be a side effect of a drug, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, how many female Aspirin users aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

Side effect (click a side effect for in-depth analysis)Number of reports on eHealthMe
Parosmia in Lithium Carbonate1 (0.08% of males aged 39 (±5) who take Lithium carbonate)
Parosmia in Lamictal1 (0.06% of males aged 39 (±5) who take Lamictal)
Parosmia in Paxil3 (0.11% of males aged 39 (±5) who take Paxil)
Parosmia in Xanax1 (0.04% of males aged 39 (±5) who take Xanax)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Lithium Carbonate is effectiven/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/an/an/a
Lamictal is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/a
Paxil is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/a
Xanax is effectiven/an/an/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/an/an/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
PyrexiaMental ImpairmentAngerNauseaParosmian/an/aWeight Increased
ChillsFlushingRestlessnessMental ImpairmentAgitation
Generalised ErythemaNauseaPersecutory DelusionPost-traumatic Stress DisorderPyrexia
Erythema MultiformePost-traumatic Stress DisorderIrritabilitySedationCardiac Arrest
Drug EruptionSerotonin SyndromeManiaParosmiaBlood Urea Increased
Stevens-johnson SyndromeSedationDepressed MoodSerotonin SyndromeLiver Fatty
Lymphocyte Stimulation Test PositiveDiarrhoeaImpulsive BehaviourFlushingComa Nec
EnanthemaDepressionAggressionDiarrhoeaSedation
Lip ErosionAngerNegative ThoughtsAsperger's DisorderKetoacidosis
NasopharyngitisAmnesiaSomnolenceAngerAggression

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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- group for people who take Lithium Carbonate and have Parosmia
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- group for people who take Paxil and have Parosmia
- group for people who take Xanax and have Parosmia
- group for people who have Parosmia and Bipolar Ii Disorder
- group for people who have Parosmia and Bipolar 2
- group for people who have Parosmia and Depression
- group for people who have Parosmia and Anxiety
- group for people who have Anxiety
- group for people who have Bipolar 2
- group for people who have Bipolar Ii Disorder
- group for people who have Depression
- group for people who have Parosmia
- group for people who take Lamictal
- group for people who take Lithium Carbonate
- group for people who take Paxil
- group for people who take Xanax

Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Kevin Peters Ph.d on Mar, 4, 2013:

    Sammy, I'm a white 45 male; just wanted to agree on that Klonopin remark. When I was 21 I had my second kidney transplant which was a BAD issue all together, at any rate the hospital did not include my medications taken at home after my surgery. I went thru the worst hallucinations and jerking and seizures you could ever possibly imagine. This went on for almost 3 1/2 weeks before we decided to have me taken OUT of the hospital and relocated before they ended up taking my life. Then the whole staff of paychology including the chief of psychiatry cane in my room to see what they could do, Finallu. During one of my few moments of clarity the C.O.F after blaming me if talking "drugs" prior to my transplant listened to my word of telling him the meds I was on before being admitted. After asking when was the last time I had received my Klonopin and me not knowing, he then reviewed the charts, and didn't see me receiving this med once. He stormed out of the room of about 9 docs and came back in with two Klonopin; for the first time in almost 4 weeks and after three surgeries the first 72 hours I was hospitalized, I was sleeping like a baby, for about 49 hours with NO MORE hallucinations, or seizures or jerking! I finally got out of there without a kidney since that kidney was supposed to go to another man named the same as I in a different city! I do take Xanax and probably always will. The half life on Klonopin is much different hence one if its dangers, Nevwr Ever stop this drug cold! I've been on dialysis 25 1/2 years now and suffered from intense skin cancers, but have fought and done all I can do to live a normal as possible life, working full time except when I'm in yet another surgery, over 32 general anesthetic procedures since 1987. I was the youngest boy-man to ever be on the USA soccer team ready to play in the Korea 1988 Olympics. What a change in life.....
    All the Best,
    K. Peters

    Reply

    chris on Jun, 4, 2011:

    i have been taking clonzepam and trazedone and my speech is a very hoarse voice, I am wondering if if my speech problem is from these drugs's side effects.

    Reply

    TwoDimes on Apr, 15, 2012:

    Upon occasion, I, too, have become hoarse and from the use of Klonopin. I was VERY hoarse when I tried to cold turkey off of 4mgs of Klonopin. I am now down to 1.5mgs per day and, still, (as I said, upon occasion, I become hoarse. I am sure that the use of Klonopin is the causative factor. - TwoDimes -

    Reply

    SammySushi on Jul, 10, 2012:

    Omigosh, never cold turkey clonopin, esp that high of a dose. My dad had a major seizure and hallucinations doing so.

    Reply

    Christophe on Nov, 13, 2012:

    Hello,
    I suffer from Hypothyroidism, High Cholesterol & Cancer survivor because of Zyprexa use and previously being prescribed Carbamezapine causing Thyroid damage. My best advice to you if you don't want Hypothyroidism is have regular blood tests, Thyroid damage can be undetected for up to 5 years with no symptoms found on regular blood tests prematurally. Make sure you buy iodised salt to use on food when eating this will help reduce your risk of getting Hypothyroidism. two signs of Hypothyriodism which the Carbamezapine & Zyprexa medication boxes labels wont tell you is if your face becomes puffed up, red or sun sensitive while taking these medications this is a sign of Hypothyroidism. It wont be found on your blood test but later on it could appear out of the blue. The other sign to look for is baldness or hair loss on your head, this is another symptom. I hope these comments will help you. You have to weight up the benefits and negatives taking medications if you decide to take these medicines or not. It depends on how you cope with the drug side effects.
    from Christophe

    Reply

    AUDREY on Dec, 16, 2012:

    STARTED TAKING DILTIAZEM 60 MG AND I AM VERY CONSTIPATED. 70 YEARS OLD, HEART SURGERY A FAST HEART RATE....

    Reply

    Sonya on Feb, 24, 2013:

    You definately need to take a stool softener...straining during defication can cause major problems in people with cardiac problems.

    Reply

    Stillaguamish on Sep, 6, 2014:

    My heart breaks for you and I'm so sorry you had to go through all that. I recently had two surgeries and was outraged at hospital treatment. I had to demand my regular meds and when they gave in, they only gave me 3 of 6

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Started having grand mal seizures at age 24. Have had over 50 seizures, all grand mal and all sever in length and recovery time. Severe loss of memory. Accompanied by 3 strokes. Two TIA and one causing left body from shoulder down for weeks. Cannot drive. Cannot work. Longest length in between episodes is a little over a month. Single mother concerned for my son's and my own safety. Idiopathic. Tried MANY different regiments of medications. Breakthrough severe seizures always occur. Have see. Seen many specialist, all test preformed, no solid answers at all. NO history of epilepsy or seizure disorder in family. At a loss. Please help me get my life back.

    Reply

    Sunshine on Sep, 5, 2014:

    Female, 54, Tennessee

    Not sure what state you live in, but medical grade cannibas works well on seizures. It's Given people their life back.

    Reply

    anonymousXuka on Aug, 16, 2014:

    Have you ever had a fall or injure to the head? (I never had it) but I can relate to you. Because I had a dog that gave birth to these 5 puppies. One of the puppies that I gave away later had continues epilepsy. I later found out that the dog's owner abuse her a lot (hitting in the head.) But none of other 5 or the mom or dad had it (I own the mom & dad). The owner ended up giving the dog away to get killed. I had to go the shelter to take the dog back. One thing I noticed that the dog would get seizure whenever she heard loud noises (like my mom yelling) couple hours prior that. May be you could try to figure out if there was any pattern that could help you to prevent the seizures from happening. Some people think it's silly but one thing helps me going through difficult times is to focus on the positives by listening to the audio "The Secret" & "The Power" from Rhonda Burne. I hope you can get cured soon; miracles do happen. I wish you all the best.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • MY blood sugar has raised significatly after taking, celexa, lamictal and adderall. Short term memory loss, reluctant decision making, worry increase, heavy sweating,irritable.

    Reply

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