7 patient evaluations for Valproate Sodium

eabournemouth
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eabournemouth
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 59y
  • Duration: 44 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
26 weeks ago
I am: b
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jun 28, 2012 (Started Apr 12, 1968)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 1600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Lot of tablets (8 per day)
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Timas
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Timas
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
33 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar Disorder

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Jul 21, 2011 (Started Jan 06, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It is a remedy, which stabilizes a chemical condition and prevents from too sudden mood swings, so that having some experience you can notice and evaluate moods and - especially - overexcited and hyperactive emotional boosts. The remedy is effective in preventing manic conditions, though there is quite a lot of way to go in psychotherapy, healthy lifestyle, sports, positive attitudes, meditation or other methods in case of depression. But, again, the remedy helps to keep balance when some euphoria arises with the improvement of condition - and this is quite natural, as these are very positive emotions, when your hopes to get out of depressive states start to fulfill. So when taken regularly (obviously, in case of depression, mania or normal states), it is a lot of help in stability, which a lot of people who fought bipolar disorder more or less successfully in the past just didn't have.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 2, 2009 (Started Jan 06, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: "Depakine" was effective when I had mania period. Yet constant use of it is more of a prevention against mania or other mood swings. It hadn't had any effect for depression and anxiety for me.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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1978kellyanne
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1978kellyanne
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: None
36 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar II

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Jul 21, 2011 (Started Mar 17, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar II Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 750 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have found that since taking this treatment i have been able on good days sleep better and i have found that my thoughts are more stable and less busy and all over the place.. I have found that i feel more on a general mood level rather than just being right up or right down so with this i find that if im having a low day that i can cope with it better.

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mistysong64
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mistysong64
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 50
Condition: Diabetes Type 2 8 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Severe
I am: b
I have:
Diabetes Type 2

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Jun 10, 2011 (Started Mar 10, 2001)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar II Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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prickly hedgehog
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prickly hedgehog
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 2
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
54 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar I

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Aug 12, 2010 (Started Jul 18, 2003)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Mood: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: hair goes curly,weight gain is excessive helps moods
Side effects: Weight gain

Jul 20, 2010 (Started Jul 18, 2003)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Mood: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: this drug is exellent for stabilising mood but does cause weight gain.
Side effects: Weight gain

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knizkar
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knizkar
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 32
Condition: 5 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
I am: n

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Feb 20, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depression with anxiety: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It has helped me to stabilize my mood swings a lot. I can concentrate much better. I take it in combo with tianeptine (antidepressant), but I have to tell, that Orfiril alone is also quite capable when it comes to depression prevention. I perceive no negative side effects.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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lemon_xd
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lemon_xd
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
29 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

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Jan 1, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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