29 patient evaluations for Levetiracetam with a side effects rating of Mild

dhaniboi
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dhaniboi
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 44y
  • Duration: 40 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Mild
Surgery type: Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
29 seizures
this week
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Mar 8, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: seizures are getting better ay by day. The past 2 days were mainly absence seizures. Want to ask Dr. Labiner why he wants to remove Banzel? Was it just one person hospitalized by it? For some reason Lennox gastaut medication seems to work for me. I would prefer not to go lower on the banzel dosage. I was taking 5 a day when i came back to seeing him. He tried reducing before but when I got to 1 1/2 twice a day the seizures went up. I was raised up to 2 BID. I prefer to get rid of Oxcarbazepine.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 27, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 20, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: yesterday Dr. Labiner called in the script but its only for 1 500mg in am and 1 in pm.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Feb 19, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Feb 17, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I want Keppra at 3 in am, and 2 in pm. seizures have increased from 30-40 a month to over 300 a month.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Feb 13, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Feb 12, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Feb 11, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Camber Pharmaceuticals causes more seizures. Try other manufacturer
Cost: $200+ monthly

Feb 6, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: would rather go off this is any. The name brand affects temper and the generic by Camber pharmaceuticals give me back pain, 2-5 on a 1-10 scale.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Jan 30, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: hurts more above small of back. Closed to the middle.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Jan 27, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Jan 25, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: lumbar seemed to hurt more after increase.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Jan 24, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: upped yesterday. But so tired of the seizures, I am at 195+ for the past 4 months.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Jan 23, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: just told to increase it from 1000 mg BID to 1250 BID because seizures this past month from approx. 80 last month to almost 160 this month. The doctors nurse said he doesn't want me to decrease so many meds without his help, ALL the decreases were made by him throughout 2014.On my next appointment he still wants to get rid of a medication and work from there. hasn't he learned decreasing meds doesn't work. This is the medication I would choose to lose and have Banzel increased. Banzel has helped more than keppra or Levetiracetam. And I want tests to happen.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Jan 20, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Jan 12, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Jan 3, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: felt better 2 days after starting this but now seizures are coming back.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Dec 28, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Dec 23, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Moving to Kmart.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Dec 21, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Dec 18, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Nov 28, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: wanna talk about switching to the generic, Does Labiner reccomend or not?
Cost: $200+ monthly

Nov 18, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Nov 3, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Oct 24, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Oct 21, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I can be ardumentative, but Onfi hass lessened that.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Oct 7, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: lose temper at times but is easier to control unless the wrong nerve is hit.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Oct 6, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: like to hear the price of keppra vs. keppra XR.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Oct 2, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Sep 27, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: FINALLY got the name brand. 1 more stressor down. AHCCCS pays for all but I list the price so I can keep track of it.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Sep 26, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Sorry I tried to save those thanksless bastards at AHCCCS money. A new script was called in for the name brand but according the pharmacy tech. AHCCCS refused to honor it for 30 days so the tech. called and explained the mistake and its now fixed.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Sep 25, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: hope this is fixed soon. Read to many bad stories about the generic. I can swear Dr. Labiner said I must stay on the name brand.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Sep 23, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Today the number was changed from Keppra to Levetracetam. I asked Labiner if I should change while in a drug study and he said no. big price diff. The generic is 160.00 as oppsed to 1324.00
Cost: $200+ monthly

Sep 20, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Sep 18, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Sep 17, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: pills are 8.02
Cost: $200+ monthly

Sep 15, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 10, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 6, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 3, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 31, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 25, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 3, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 21, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 2, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 12, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

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OhtaharaPfffff
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OhtaharaPfffff
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 17y
  • Duration: 17 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Severe
Surgery type: Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
175 seizures
this week
I have:
Epilepsy

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Feb 15, 2014 (Started Apr 14, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all

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chrissysaurus
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chrissysaurus
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 29y
  • Duration: 10 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: None
0 seizures
this week
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jun 1, 2013 (Started Oct 21, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Ive been on Keppra since the end of 2011. Its been an interesting experience. I was on it with Trileptal originally, and now Im on it with Zonegran. I noticed that once they increased my Keppra dosage that my irritability increased. And thats when I started to experience the famous "Keppra rage." Once I noticed that, I told my neuro to decrease my dosage, and my irritability decreased with it. My advice to anyone is that if you dont like dealing with irritability issues than by all means, please discuss decreasing your dosage with your doctor.... they'll be more than willing to help you out with your dosage so you wont become a raging lunatic like I was during that time. Trust me on this! Haha. Another thing is that Keppra has helped me out with my seizures better than any other medication has so far and I am so happy with it so far. Im also on generic Keppra! So if name brand Keppra doesnt work for you, feel free to try generic Keppra like me, and it might just work for you too!
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Feb 1, 2013 (Started Oct 21, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily

Dec 14, 2011 (Started Oct 21, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Ive been on Keppra with Trileptal for about two months now, and most of the side effects have subsided. I've been feeling pretty good so far and havent had a major complex or major simple partial seizure since October and I'd like to keep it that way. Also, I still havent had the "Keppra rage" yet. To anyone thats considering Keppra, don't be afraid, just give it a try and make sure you keep an eye on any mood changes is all (and ask your family and friends too!)

Nov 15, 2011 (Started Oct 21, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Ive been on Keppra for about a month now, and in the beginning I was extremely worried about the infamous "Keppra rage". I do notice that it has been making my fuse a bit shorter, but i'm not acting out on aggression without a reason. I have also been having a fluctuating appetite while on Keppra and some weight loss (but very slow weight loss). On the other hand, I have been having less frequent auras and have not had a major complex or simple partial since Ive been taking it! (crosses fingers)

Oct 26, 2011 (Started Oct 21, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Ive been taking Keppra for only a week and it gets me really drowsy for a few hours. I suggest to anyone taking this: please be careful when youre first on this medication. Dont over exert yourself because you might get dizzy.

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spector164
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spector164
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 40y
  • Duration: 24 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: None
0 seizures
55 weeks ago
I am: vg
I have:
Epilepsy

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Apr 4, 2013 (Started Jun 01, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jennay
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Jennay
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 33y
  • Duration: ? yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Mild
1 seizure
130 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Sep 23, 2012 (Started Sep 09, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

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stefmor
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stefmor
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 32y
  • Duration: 19 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
120 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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May 30, 2012 (Started Jun 30, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication kept my seizures at bay for 10 years before I had some breakthrough seizures. It's wonderful! And it was safe to take during my pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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dark angel 2012
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dark angel 2012
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 42y
  • Duration: 12 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
132 weeks ago
I am: vg
I have:
Epilepsy

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Apr 15, 2012 (Started Apr 04, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: none
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Angeleyes_99
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Angeleyes_99
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 31y
  • Duration: 10 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
5 seizures
163 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Feb 11, 2012 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 4000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Br0thershin
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Br0thershin
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 28y
  • Duration: 7 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
50 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jan 24, 2012 (Started Aug 15, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 6 tab(s) Daily
Advice & Tips: Take lots of B6 (Pyroxidine HCL) and B12, Keppra depletes your natural stores.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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pray4me_sixx
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pray4me_sixx
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 29y
  • Duration: 16 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
0 seizures
169 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jan 5, 2012 (Started Nov 29, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue

Nov 30, 2010 (Started Nov 29, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue

Mar 27, 2010 (Started Nov 29, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue

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