71 patient evaluations for Carbamazepine

Ad Astra
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Ad Astra
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
30 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar II

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Sep 25, 2009 (Started Nov 06, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Mood: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Side effects: Weight gain

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silver vixen
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silver vixen
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 29y
  • Duration: 24 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
0 seizures
193 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Sep 3, 2009 (Started Aug 03, 1990)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic): Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • 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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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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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

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skyrokit
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skyrokit
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 44y
  • Duration: 25 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
0 seizures
240 weeks ago
I have:
Epilepsy

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Apr 2, 2009 (Started Nov 24, 2001)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The only generic Carba. that worked. Not sure what manufacturer it was.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue

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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
34 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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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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Zarabtul
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Zarabtul
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 35y
  • Duration: 32 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
9 seizures
121 weeks ago
I am: vg
I have:
Epilepsy

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Feb 9, 2008 (Started Feb 08, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It caused my throat to go totally raw and caused me to become ill within one day of taking it...
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Rashes (redness, swelling)

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Tegid
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Tegid
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 48y
  • Duration: 14 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
71 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Sep 15, 2007 (Started Jul 01, 2001)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I became much less lucid and had major difficulties carrying out everyday activities. I had to stop work.

Sep 15, 2006 (Started Jul 01, 2001)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Owing to escalating food intolerances, I asked consultant if drugs could be withdrawn. They suggested I switched to Oxycarbazepine.

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