71 patient evaluations for Divalproex sodium

ChloeMS
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ChloeMS
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: Little
function: None
external_stress: Most
Stickman: some
Description:F59y
FM:16y Dx
CFS:16y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
ME/CFS

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Nov 9, 2013 (Started Apr 30, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Migraine headaches: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar manic episodes: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat

Jul 16, 2013 (Started Apr 30, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar manic episodes: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all

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ibnasifullah
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ibnasifullah
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 0
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
25 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar II

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Jun 25, 2013 (Started May 28, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar manic episodes: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Memory problems

Feb 11, 2010 (Started May 28, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar manic episodes: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i think that whenever i feel restlesness, and heavy thinking on the same matter and many ideas coming to my mind whic cant handle i take this tablet and try to sleep for sometime. the impact is that if i leave this intake for even 1 0r 2 days i notice the change in my restlessness.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Memory problems

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Invisible Me
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Invisible Me
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 62y
  • Duration: 61 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
0 seizures
105 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Aug 20, 2012 (Started Aug 15, 1988)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I find the burden of taking this med very diffucult because I have been on the same med for 25 yrs now and I feel it is not as efficient now as it was 25 yrs ago. It is causing dental issues with my tooth enamel and gums. It causes weight issues even though I eat an extremely healthy diet and am active. In the past 3 yrs, I haven't felt nearly as well as in past yrs. I have recently learned that Drs. no longer perscribe Depakote to children as it may cause depression/suicidal thoughts. I believe I am experiencing feelings of anxiety due to long-term usage. I know there are newer/better medications and don't understand why my neurologist just shrugs me off when I mention the possibility for change.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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pheonix61
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pheonix61
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 63
Condition: COPD 43 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
COPD

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Jul 17, 2012 (Started Mar 04, 1972)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 2, 2012 (Started Mar 04, 1972)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 28, 2012 (Started Mar 04, 1972)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This drug is also used to treat and elevate the mood particulary in mild/severe bipolar disorder. Therefor this has to be considered when decreasing the drug because the clients epilepsy has stabilized enough to warrant a reduction in anti-convulsive therapy.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 2, 2012 (Started Mar 04, 1972)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Apert from the wheiht gain which is managed with a balanced diet I do find my mental health has improved somewhat as well. Perhaps because of the impact it has in my epilepsy control perhaps not as I have read it is used in mental health treatment as well.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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CutiePengu
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CutiePengu
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 52y
  • Duration: 45 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
8 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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May 16, 2012 (Started Apr 15, 1991)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 13, 2012 (Started Apr 15, 1991)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have taken this medicine, with the exception of about a year, since 1991, and have not had any grand mal seizures. I have had mild aural seizure activity, but not bad enough to warrant a visit to the doctors. It has been 20 years without a grand mal seizure for me, and I think that is a big accomplishment compared to how I did before I started taking Depakote.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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karlalove
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karlalove
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 34y
  • Duration: 34 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
3 seizures
125 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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May 10, 2012 (Started Sep 08, 1993)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily

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discomposed
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discomposed
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Severe
31 F
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar I

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Apr 6, 2012 (Started Sep 30, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar I Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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freedom38
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freedom38
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 40
Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 10 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
I have:
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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Feb 19, 2012 (Started Jan 31, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 500 mg Daily

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icehogsfan
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icehogsfan
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Dec 15, 2011 (Started Oct 28, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Headaches: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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ms_carpe_diem
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ms_carpe_diem
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 35
Condition: 3 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: b

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Jul 28, 2011 (Started Dec 15, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: None
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This hasn't helped with my seizures at all, but made my migraines almost non-existent. I'm in the process of weaning off this medication.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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