67 patient evaluations for Divalproex sodium

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Just 4 You
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Just 4 You
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 54y
  • Duration: 51 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
7 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Sep 23, 2016 (Started Feb 28, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
scorpio1975
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scorpio1975
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:F41y
FM:27y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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May 9, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Schizoaffective Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Dont stop taking it!

  • 0 helpful marks
crine312
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crine312
Gender: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 1
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Severe
38 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
PTSD

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Apr 9, 2016 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Head pressure)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
wealth22
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wealth22
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 49y
  • Duration: 48 yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
14 seizures
46 weeks ago
I am: vg
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jan 2, 2016 (Started Apr 07, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: In order to stay on top of never missing a dose, I set my alarm on my iPhone as well as downloaded an app called Mango Health. It is free and very easy to use.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Mamaw5
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Mamaw5
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Jul 23, 2015 (Started Nov 26, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: After trying everything for my headaches/migraines, I was hoping this one would work. But it did not.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 22, 2015 (Started Nov 26, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: After trying many meds for my headaches/migraines, this was my last hope. It did not work.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
ChloeMS
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ChloeMS
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Most
function: None
external_stress: All
Stickman: most
Description:61y
CFS:18y Dx
FM:18y Dx
I am: b
I have:
ME/CFS

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Nov 9, 2013 (Started Apr 30, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Bipolar manic episodes)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take

Jul 16, 2013 (Started Apr 30, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar manic episodes)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks
Invisible Me
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Invisible Me
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 65y
  • Duration: 63 yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
0 seizures
215 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Aug 20, 2012 (Started Aug 15, 1988)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Fatigue, Dental problems, Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
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
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 65
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Personality changes due to medication, Fluid retention weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 2, 2012 (Started Mar 04, 1972)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Personality changes due to medication, Fluid retention weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 28, 2012 (Started Mar 04, 1972)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Personality changes due to medication, Fluid retention weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Personality changes due to medication, Fluid retention weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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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karlalove
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karlalove
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 36y
  • Duration: 36 yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
3 seizures
235 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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May 10, 2012 (Started Sep 08, 1993)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
freedom38
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freedom38
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 42
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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