107 patient evaluations for Topiramate

Wavewatcher
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Wavewatcher
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Relapse: Severe
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Sep 7, 2015 (Started Nov 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Cluster headaches)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 28, 2010 (Started Nov 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Cluster headaches)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Medication are set up a week in advance for 3 time a day. Had additional benefit of weight lose over a year of from 315 to 240. Quit smoking and put on 20 pounds and thyroid went out of wack and added another 25 lbs.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Mirrianda
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Mirrianda
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Most
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F48y
FM:5y Dx
CFS:23y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Apr 15, 2015 (Started Apr 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Migraine headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Emotional stability)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If you have migraines this has worked great for mine I have not had one for years I also needed to lose weight and I have lost weight on this medication it is not a weight loss drug I was already way over weight this just helped
Cost: < $25 monthly

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carlo
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carlo
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 72y
  • Duration: 40 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
0 seizures
54 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jan 4, 2015 (Started Oct 10, 1988)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Epilepsy)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: this has been a "miracle drug" for me no seizures.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 28, 2013 (Started Oct 10, 1988)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Epilepsy)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: take as directed. no seizures.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 13, 2010 (Started Oct 10, 1988)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Epilepsy)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: none
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 11, 2010 (Started Oct 10, 1988)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Epilepsy)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: no seizures for the past 11 months.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 19, 2009 (Started Oct 10, 1988)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Epilepsy)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it really worked for me. reduced my seizures to a few per yr.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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johannarothman
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johannarothman
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: vg
I have:
PLS

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Dec 31, 2014 (Started Jan 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Oscillopsia)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Pseudobulbar affect)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Twice daily

  • 0 helpful marks
johannarothman
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johannarothman
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: vg
I have:
PLS

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Dec 31, 2014 (Started Feb 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Dizziness)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (pins and needles, Dry mouth, Pins and needles)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily

Dec 20, 2014 (Started Feb 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Dizziness)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (pins and needles, Dry mouth, Pins and needles)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily

Apr 14, 2013 (Started Feb 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Dizziness)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (pins and needles, Dry mouth, Pins and needles)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Always make sure you titrate up slowly with this medication. If you come down, titrate down. Never jump up or down.

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tootse
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tootse
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 50y
  • Duration: 35 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
Surgery type: Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
0 seizures
29 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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May 19, 2014 (Started Jul 29, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Epilepsy)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Hair loss, hair loss)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: after trying 4 different kinds of seizure med gained 70 lbs I asked to go back to Dilantin . now they feel other meds or symptoms may be counteracting with my Dilantin from working , trying me on metformin for sugar to help with counteractions .
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 8, 2014 (Started Jul 29, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Epilepsy)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Hair loss, hair loss)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have to take topomax reg DAW because the generic topomax causes me to have , pedimal seizures . No matter what the dr, or insurance co. tells you , the generic is not as safe , always found out many times with other meds .
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Polar B
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Polar B
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Severe
50 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

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Mar 15, 2014 (Started Jun 30, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
dreamincaribbean
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dreamincaribbean
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 45
Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 3 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: g
I have:
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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Jan 8, 2014 (Started May 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for PAWOI (Persistent Aura Without Infarction))
  • Side Effects
    Severe (Electric shocks in feet)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Worked for awhile, but the electric shocks to my feet grew to be unbearable and lasted for up to 5 mins. which doesn't sound bad, but it was extreme as if I was being electrocuted
Cost: < $25 monthly

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jenyj89
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jenyj89
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 54
Condition: Ankylosing Spondylitis 12 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
Ankylosing Spondylitis

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Jan 1, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Migraine headaches)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Fuzzy thinking)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Switched to Botox shots for migraine; work just as well

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AndrieaB
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AndrieaB
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Most
function: Some
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F33y
FM:6y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Dec 19, 2013 (Started Nov 08, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Migraine)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I liked this med it just got to expensive for me

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