71 patient evaluations for Carbamazepine

Hushpuppy
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Hushpuppy
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
33 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I have:
PTSD

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Dec 1, 2008 (Started Sep 11, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Nerve pain (neuralgia): Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The higher my dose gets, the more tired I get. All the other side effects seem to go away within a week or so of a new dose, but the tiredness sticks around it seems. I'm going off the medication for partially that reason, among other things.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dry mouth (xerostomia), Loss of fine motor skills, Migraine headaches, Word finding difficulty, Dizziness, Constipation, Tiredness

Sep 29, 2008 (Started Sep 11, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Nerve pain (neuralgia): Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The side effects were pretty bad for the first week, and another week after we changed my dose. I was very dizzy, had a lot of trouble with fine-motor control (like typing or using a computer mouse), bad dry mouth, and some stuttering/word searching. Everything was just a bit foggy. Thankfully these things went mostly away after about a week at the higher dose.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dry mouth (xerostomia), Loss of fine motor skills, Migraine headaches, Word finding difficulty, Dizziness, Constipation, Tiredness

Sep 22, 2008 (Started Sep 11, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Nerve pain (neuralgia): Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dry mouth (xerostomia), Loss of fine motor skills, Migraine headaches, Word finding difficulty, Dizziness, Constipation, Tiredness

Sep 18, 2008 (Started Sep 11, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Nerve pain (neuralgia): Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Be careful driving/riding a bike or anything like that if you are at all dizzy or tired from this med, sometimes the dizziness comes in "waves" and can catch me off guard.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dry mouth (xerostomia), Loss of fine motor skills, Migraine headaches, Word finding difficulty, Dizziness, Constipation, Tiredness

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et3nick
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et3nick
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: mild
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: mild
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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May 12, 2010 (Started Aug 15, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

  • 1 helpful mark
JesswithMS
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JesswithMS
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Apr 30, 2003 (Started Feb 02, 2002)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Nerve pain (neuralgia): Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take medication as prescribed. If you need to stop medication make sure you wean yourself off of the drug according to your doctor due to causing very severe side effects including seizures.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Increased appetite, Mood swings, Dizziness

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spider
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spider
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: severe
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I have:
ALS

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Aug 23, 2008 (Started Jan 12, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 100 mg/5 mL Daily

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thedogmother
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thedogmother
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Most
function: Little
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:F58y
FM:8y
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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May 25, 2009 (Started Apr 30, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
MSGIRLINME
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MSGIRLINME
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Relapse: Severe
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Jun 26, 2009 (Started Jan 27, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 800 mg Daily

Jan 3, 2009 (Started Jan 27, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 800 mg Daily

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katonah
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katonah
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: mild
I have:
MS

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Jul 3, 2009 (Started Dec 09, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: Have your CBC done often, every two months at least.
Side effects: Increased appetite, Increased fatigue, Mood swings

Dec 16, 2008 (Started Dec 09, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 8 x 100 mg/5 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: I am taking 400mg in a slow release pill twice a day. It has been wonderful in relieving pain. I still have numbness in my hands but I can live with it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Increased appetite, Increased fatigue, Mood swings

Oct 29, 2008 (Started Dec 09, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: Has worked well for me, especially for most of my nerve pain.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Increased appetite, Increased fatigue, Mood swings

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WILLIAM BAJCZ
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WILLIAM BAJCZ
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Nov 2, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Trigeminal neuralgia (trigeminal nerve pain): Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Nerve pain (neuralgia): Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I recomend this treatment and dosage.

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roblor
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roblor
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: mild
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Nov 7, 2009 (Started Nov 30, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 600 mg Daily

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LinR
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LinR
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Left Eye : moderate
Right Eye : none
Sensation : moderate
Overall : mild
Swallowing : moderate
Arms : moderate
Legs : moderate
Bladder/Bowel : mild
Spinal Cord : mild
I am: g
I have:
NMO

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Dec 7, 2009 (Started Jul 10, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Tonic spasms: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Since I have been NMO IgG positive, but no clue yet as to whether I have relapsing NMO, my neuro said he didn't know if this medicine was doing any good or not. We are under "watchfful waiting" to see if I have another episode. I have only had one so far and hope that's all!!
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Muscle jerks

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