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Review: what could cause Parosmia for a 42-year old man?

This is a personalized study of taking Lithium Carbonate, Lamictal, Paxil, Xanax for a 42 year old male patient who has Bipolar Ii Disorder, Bipolar 2, Depression, Anxiety. The study is created by eHealthMe based on 20 male patients aged 42 (±5) who take the drugs from FDA and social media.

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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On Feb, 2, 2014: 20 males aged 39 (±5) who reported to have interactions when taking Lithium Carbonate, Lamictal, Paxil, Xanax are studied

Trend of Lithium Carbonate, Lamictal, Paxil, Xanax's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (3999889)

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

InteractionNumber of reports
among males aged 39 (±5) who take the drugs
Parosmia (distortion of the sense of smell, as in smelling odours that are not present)1 (5.00%)

(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)

SymptomNumber of reports
among males aged 39 (±5) who have the condition, regardless of which drug is taken
Parosmia in Bipolar Ii Disorder1 (0.65%)
Parosmia in Bipolar 21 (0.65%)
Parosmia in Depression3 (0.04%)
Parosmia in Anxiety1 (0.03%)

(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 effectNumber of reports
among males aged 39 (±5) who take the drug
Parosmia in Lithium Carbonate1 (0.09%)
Parosmia in Lamictal1 (0.06%)
Parosmia in Paxil3 (0.11%)
Parosmia in Xanax1 (0.04%)

Most common interactions experienced by males aged 39 (±5) in the use of Lithium Carbonate, Lamictal, Paxil, Xanax:

InteractionNumber of reports
Liver Fatty (fat deposition of liver)6
Weight Increased5
Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)5
Sedation4
Coma Nec3
Aggression3
Blood Urea Increased3
Cardiac Arrest3
Blood Creatinine Increased3
Blood Glucose Increased3

Most common interactions experienced by males aged 39 (±5) in long term use of Lithium Carbonate, Lamictal, Paxil, Xanax:

InteractionNumber of reports
Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)3
Diarrhoea3
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder2
Cognitive Disorder (mental health disorders affects learning, memory, perception, and problem solving)2
Sedation2
Constipation2
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)2
Depression2
Mental Impairment (a condition affecting the body, perhaps through sight or hearing loss, a mobility difficulty or a health condition)2
Serotonin Syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time)2

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  • 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.

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  • From this study (3 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.

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