118 patient evaluations for Topiramate

Mar 15, 2008 (Started Sep 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (memory problems, numbness and tingling with pins and needles, anorexia (appetite loss), cognitive confusion)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I essentially lost 6 months of my life. I only have a few impressions, almost a memory of a horrible nightmare. According to my wife, I don't want to remember it.

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Feb 10, 2008 (Started Nov 16, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Severe (head tingling, brain fog, migraine headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Quit if it doesn't work right away.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: migraine headaches, head tingling, brain fog

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Nov 6, 2007 (Started Oct 14, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (head tingling, visual hallucinations)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: The medication was only minimally effective at best, but with the side effects even that much was hard to tell. I had regular visual hallucinations in my peripheral vision.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: head tingling, visual hallucinations

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