71 patient evaluations for Divalproex sodium

lazaras
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lazaras
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:M50y
FM:7y Dx
CFS:5y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jul 20, 2011 (Started Jun 02, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Migraine: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 500 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
neuroplasticity
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neuroplasticity
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 54y
  • Duration: 41 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
Surgery type: Selective Amygdalohippocampectomy, Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS), Extratemporal Resection
0 seizures
87 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jul 7, 2011 (Started Aug 22, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks
ArbonneDrew
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ArbonneDrew
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 27y
  • Duration: 15 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
149 weeks ago
I am: vg
I have:
Epilepsy

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May 2, 2011 (Started Apr 26, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Worked for me as a kid when having petit mal seizures. As an adult with grand mal seizure, I was in a lot of pain on this medication and had to stop taking it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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simplysusans
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simplysusans
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 47
Condition: Migraine 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: b
I have:
Migraine

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Apr 1, 2011 (Started Apr 22, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: None
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
Dirty Butter
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Dirty Butter
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 71
Condition: Mitochondrial Myopathy 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Mitochondrial Myopathy

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Jan 12, 2011 (Started Dec 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I became very depressed while on Depakote, even when the dose was cut in half. So my Neuro took me off of it.
Side effects: Depression with anxiety

Jan 4, 2011 (Started Dec 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was getting too depressed, even though it definitely helped with the myoclonus. I've cut the dosage in half on my own until I see my doctor next week. I'm still blue, but it took it awhile for that to show up after starting on it.
Side effects: Depression with anxiety

  • 0 helpful marks
damann316
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damann316
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 52y
  • Duration: 52 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: None
50 seizures
140 weeks ago
I am: b
I have:
Epilepsy

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Dec 29, 2010 (Started Dec 25, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Please talk to your doctor about negative side effects you are having. Find a neurologist they can help you understand what is going on!
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Balance problems, Muscle spasms, Fatigue, Depressed mood, Brain fog, Insomnia, Joint pain, Atrophy of right arm muscles, Memory problems

Mar 10, 2010 (Started Dec 25, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Balance problems, Muscle spasms, Fatigue, Depressed mood, Brain fog, Insomnia, Joint pain, Atrophy of right arm muscles, Memory problems

  • 0 helpful marks
paddler494
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paddler494
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 59y
  • Duration: 40 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
1 seizure
51 weeks ago
I am: b
I have:
Epilepsy

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Dec 12, 2010 (Started Mar 06, 1993)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Memory and cognition problems, Memory problems, Memory problems

  • 0 helpful marks
COOPERATI
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COOPERATI
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 4
Mania: 2
Emotional: 4
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 4
External Stress: Overwhelming
40 M
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: vb
I have:
Schizophrenia

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Dec 4, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 250 mg All the time (24/7)

  • 0 helpful marks
dalehoward
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dalehoward
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 53y
  • Duration: 35 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: None
0 seizures
74 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Nov 23, 2010 (Started Jan 15, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic): Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1750 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was originally started on Depakote, back in 1989. It was very had to remember to take it on time, since it had to be taken at 4 different times per day. This resulted in larger swings in Depakote levels in my bloodstream, sometimes possibly leading to break-through seizures. Since I have been on Depakote ER this is no longer a problem, and it is much more convenient to take only one time per day.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
seasterday
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seasterday
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 38y
  • Duration: 25 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: None
0 seizures
158 weeks ago
I am: vg
I have:
Epilepsy

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Nov 15, 2010 (Started May 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I gained about 80lbs while on Depakote.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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