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A study for a 31-year old woman who takes Lithium Carbonate, Benadryl

Summary: 9 female patients aged 31 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is a personalized study for a 31 year old female patient who has Bipolar 1, Insomnia. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

 

 

 

What are the drugs

Lithium carbonate has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 16,074 Lithium carbonate users)

Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from 29,395 Benadryl users)

What are the conditions

Bipolar 1 (mood disorder that is characterized by at least one manic or mixed episode) can be treated by Lamictal, Lithium Carbonate, Abilify, Seroquel, Lamotrigine, Depakote. (latest reports from 9,901 Bipolar 1 patients)

Insomnia (sleeplessness) can be treated by Ambien, Trazodone Hydrochloride, Lunesta, Zolpidem Tartrate, Ambien Cr, Zopiclone. (latest reports from 143,888 Insomnia patients)

On Mar, 1, 2015: 9 females aged 25 (±5) who take Lithium Carbonate, Benadryl are studied

Lithium Carbonate, Benadryl outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 25

Gender: female

Conditions: Bipolar 1, Insomnia

Drugs taking:
- Lithium Carbonate - 150MG (lithium carbonate): used for < 1 month
- Benadryl - 25MG (diphenhydramine hydrochloride): used for < 1 month

eHealthMe real world results:

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Lithium Carbonate is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/an/an/a
Benadryl is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/an/an/an/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness (feeling of tiredness)Anxietyn/an/an/an/an/aPulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)InjuryVomiting Nos
Migraine (headache)General Physical Health Deterioration (weak health status)Pain
PainEmotional Distress
Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)Anxiety
Emotional DistressGeneral Physical Health Deterioration (weak health status)
Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness (feeling of tiredness)Injury
Migraine (headache)Homicidal Ideation (thoughts about human killing another human)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Hypokalaemia (low potassium)
Mental Disorder (a psychological term for a mental or behavioural pattern or anomaly that causes distress or disability)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

You can also:

You are not alone! Join a related mobile support group:
- support group for people who have Bipolar 1
- support group for people who have Insomnia
- support group for people who take Benadryl
- support group for people who take Lithium Carbonate

Recent conversations of related support groups:

  • Support group for people who have Insomnia
    Hi Everyone - I am desperate to talk to people who suffer like me. I have RLS and insomnia. I take Mirapex, Gabapenten, and have tried about 6 different kinds of sleeping pills and for the last 3 years I sleep about 3 to 4 hours a night. I can fall asleep but I cannot stay asleep. I am so sick of living like this. Nothing helps to keep me asleep. I go to bed at the same time every night (9) and around 1:00am, I wake up to go to the bathroom then the nightmare begins.... I cannot go back to sleep. I feel tired, depressed, alone and desperate for help. I have been to the Mayo Clinic twice and to numerous doctors and although they try, I can't get better. I exercise everyday for 1 - 1&1/2 hrs a day. I do not have any other health issues at all. This is a real big problem and a awful way to live. I just feel so alone and sad.

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    For at least 10 years, I have taken diphenhydramine 50 mg. at bedtime for insomnia and allergies. The results have been that I sleep well with no hangover or any cognitive impairment. If I experience vertigo from allergies, I may take an additional 50 mg. but never exceeding 100 mg in a 24 hour period.

    After reading the report regarding an Alzheimer's study finding that after taking as little as 4mg diphenhydramine daily for more than 3 years, dementia rates were high.

    I stopped the diphenhydramine one night. I experienced symptoms of deep brain pulsating pain and severe insomnia. After 4 hours, I took 50 mg diphenhydramine and slept very well. The next night I took 37.5 mg. diphenhydramine, slept very well. However, some of my tasks require layers of mental challenges in which I became slower.

    My question is how did the study recipients obtain 4 mg doses of diphenhydramine when the standard over-the-counter (OTC) availability in tablets is 25 mg? How reliable is the information submitted from the study subjects? What manufacturer's diphendramine was used, or were there several?

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  • Melatonin and diarrhrea
    A lifetime of wakefulness during the night, almost never more than 7 hrs sleep and awake 2-4 times a night. Return to sleep easily. Doctors gave sleep aids. Usually somewhat ineffective and sometimes groggy mornings. So I decided to go the more natural route ... melatonin. Worse. It did not work for me. It gave me some if the wateriest and longest lasting diarrhea of my life. The uncontrolled continuous diarrhea was worse than not sleeping at night. Not listed as one of the side affects of Melatonin. More people should be made aware of the dangers of this dehydration.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • Through medical history research it has come to my attention that around the same time I was started having abcesses I was placed on Seroquel and Lithium. The Hidradenitis was not pubescent.

    Reply

  • From this study (5 years ago):

  • I am concerned with the effects Benadryl may have on the effectiveness of Lithium. Blisters are constantly showing up all over my body. I reduce the Lithium and they subside.

    Reply

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