15 patient evaluations for Lamotrigine taken for the purpose of 'Epilepsy' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Major

shell052169
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shell052169
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 44y
  • Duration: 33 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
Surgery type: Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
0 seizures
1 week ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jun 17, 2012 (Started Mar 07, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Whatch out for all of the other side affects that are not told to you ask about all of the possible side affects.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 3, 2007 (Started Mar 07, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Stormborn
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Stormborn
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 33y
  • Duration: 32 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
98 weeks ago
I am: vb
I have:
Epilepsy

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May 28, 2012 (Started Dec 15, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The few side effects were very mild and only lasted for a short time after the titration kit was finished. At this time I am not aware of any side effects from this medication. It also has comparatively few drug interaction problems for an anticonvulsant. This is the medication that finally worked for me. If other medicinal treatments are not working for you, ask your doctor. An unexpected benefit seems to be increased... concentration? spatial ability? Something like that. I know it's weird, but when it was noticed, there were no other changes in my medications.

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cybele62
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cybele62
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 51y
  • Duration: 3 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
0 seizures
101 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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May 22, 2012 (Started Jan 22, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: some seizures may break through
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 13, 2012 (Started Jan 22, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: just keep taking the med as you should. Never miss a dose
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 6, 2012 (Started Jan 22, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: always try to take this med at the same time each day. It seems to last longer in the system that way
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 22, 2012 (Started Jan 22, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: the treatment must be adhered to closely, otherwise more seizures may occur
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 1, 2012 (Started Jan 22, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: always take to correct dosage as you should. It takes a litttle time to build up in the body, but not long The medication has cut down my seizures
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 18, 2012 (Started Jan 22, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: always follow your doctor's advice when on this medication. It is no burden to take this treatment
Cost: < $25 monthly

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etriene
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etriene
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 27y
  • Duration: 16 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
7 seizures
111 weeks ago
I am: b
I have:
Epilepsy

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Feb 12, 2012 (Started May 17, 1999)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 550 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Just 4 You
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Just 4 You
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 51y
  • Duration: 49 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
0 seizures
1 week ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Dec 29, 2011 (Started Jan 26, 1986)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take this drug for seizure control, but it also eliminates my ability to have an erection for sex. It detects the arousal and quickly calms it down. It also affects my moods...when others laugh at something, I don't get the joke, or when someone in the family dies, everyone's in tears except me. My doctor said his job was to control the seizures.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Chefralf
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Chefralf
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 55y
  • Duration: 35 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: None
0 seizures
122 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Dec 25, 2011 (Started Jul 07, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Seizures (complex partial): Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is the generic version. I find it to be just as effective. To prevent side effects (dizziness,fatigue) I will take half the dosage in the morning and the the other half at night after dinner.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dizziness, Neurological fatigue, Sex drive (libido) decreased, Waking up feeling like you never slept, tired, nonchalant attitude.

Jun 8, 2011 (Started Jul 07, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Seizures (complex partial): Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I remember taking my medicine in the morning with breakfast and together with my vitamins. My doctor advised taking it at night but I will tend to forget because I tend to be too tired to think about it. I now take one in the morning and one at night. Taking them together can make me dizzy sometimes.
Side effects: Dizziness, Neurological fatigue, Sex drive (libido) decreased, Waking up feeling like you never slept, tired, nonchalant attitude.

Jul 24, 2010 (Started Jul 07, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Seizures (complex partial): Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dizziness, Neurological fatigue, Sex drive (libido) decreased, Waking up feeling like you never slept, tired, nonchalant attitude.

Jul 5, 2010 (Started Jul 07, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Seizures (complex partial): Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Lamotrigine has proven to be the most effective medication for me. On the downside, I believe it has affected my memory slightly as well as my libido. Since starting my new dosage at the beginning of July I was advised to take my medication before going to bed. I can forget to take the medication (happened twice this month). This has also caused me to wake up dizzy or feeling clumsy in the morning. For over ten years I have been without a drivers license. My doctor felt it was safe for me to be driving after I had a serious car accident. Needless to say this has affected my social life. He also told me that I should consider changing my career.( I worked as a chef). I went back to school and began studying computer technology. I use public transportation that is paid for by Metro-Dade County however the service is limited in the area where I live. I walk and ride a bicycle a lot but this can be difficult when running errands an doing groceries; I can only carry so much.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dizziness, Neurological fatigue, Sex drive (libido) decreased, Waking up feeling like you never slept, tired, nonchalant attitude.

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ridecaptain
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ridecaptain
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 54y
  • Duration: 9 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
1 seizure
149 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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May 2, 2011 (Started May 14, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I manage my pill taking with a pill box which contains the appropriate dosage for each medicine in the morning and in the evening for each day. This cerifies and verifies I have taken the appropraite dosage of each medicine.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 1, 2010 (Started May 14, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I use a daily, a.m. and p.m., pill box. I feel it has eliminated the auras which have preceeded seizures previously. The only issue I have encountered is forgetting to take my proper dosage due to another issue I have.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 25, 2010 (Started May 14, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I keep a weekly pill box for all of my medications. The pill box has slots for AM and PM. I take my seizure medication twice a day.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 27, 2010 (Started May 14, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 800 mg Daily

Sep 26, 2010 (Started May 14, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was on Lamictal b/4 Lamictal XR. The XR seems to have a more reliable effect.

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dsholly60
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dsholly60
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 55y
  • Duration: 44 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
0 seizures
150 weeks ago
I am: vb
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jan 16, 2011 (Started Mar 03, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Lamictal is also a great mood stabilizer.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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minnkels
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minnkels
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 44y
  • Duration: 3 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: None
2 seizures
111 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jan 6, 2011 (Started Jul 19, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Seems to decrease cognitive side effects from the Topamax, does not cause major drowsiness like other AEDs I have tried, only need to take once per day.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Muscle spasms, Dry tongue, Headaches all day, Double vision (diplopia), Diarrhea, Loss of fine motor skills, Dry hair, Hair loss, Unintentional weight loss, Thirst, Dry mouth (xerostomia), Headaches, Insomnia, Dry mouth (xerostomia)

Oct 1, 2010 (Started Jul 19, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: An unexpected benefit of Lamictal XR is that it has helped counteract some of the moodiness that the Keppra had induced in me. Lamictal XR has been an okay drug thus far, the main issues I have with it are major body aches and the occasional headache.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Muscle spasms, Dry tongue, Headaches all day, Double vision (diplopia), Diarrhea, Loss of fine motor skills, Dry hair, Hair loss, Unintentional weight loss, Thirst, Dry mouth (xerostomia), Headaches, Insomnia, Dry mouth (xerostomia)

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cam ee
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cam ee
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 44y
  • Duration: 22 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
0 seizures
206 weeks ago
I have:
Epilepsy

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May 12, 2010 (Started Aug 16, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: My mood in general, improved. I prefer this drug to other seizure medications.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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