137 patient evaluations for Lamotrigine

neuroplasticity
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neuroplasticity
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 56y
  • Duration: 42 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
Surgery type: Selective Amygdalohippocampectomy, Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS), Extratemporal Resection
0 seizures
145 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Nov 29, 2012 (Started Mar 07, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Mental confusion, Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

Jul 7, 2011 (Started Mar 07, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Mental confusion, Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

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Synnamin Gurl
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Synnamin Gurl
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 36
Condition: Diabetes Type 1 8 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Diabetes Type 1

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Oct 2, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Mood swings: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Social Anxiety Disorder: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am very pleased with the overall results I have had since starting this medication. I had terrible mood swings, they were emotionally draining and damaging to myself and my family. After three weeks of treatment, we began to notice a significant lessening of the frequency of my mood swings. Now I find it much easier to remain clear-headed and level. I still have my bad days, but they are not regular now, they're just the odd bad day. :)

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Helix
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Helix
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
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Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: vb
I have:
Bipolar Disorder

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Sep 12, 2012 (Started Sep 05, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 25 mg Daily

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penny62
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penny62
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 53y
  • Duration: ? yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
158 weeks ago
I am: b
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jul 31, 2012 (Started Jan 03, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 75 mg Daily

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klmichael
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klmichael
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Jul 10, 2012 (Started Apr 15, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Muscle and joint pain: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Neuro pain, both elbows: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Cost: Not specified monthly

Mar 27, 2012 (Started Apr 15, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Neuro pain, both elbows: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Muscle and joint pain: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: As needed
Cost: Not specified 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
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Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

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Jun 30, 2012 (Started May 07, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

May 7, 2010 (Started May 07, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 400 mg Daily

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

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Jun 25, 2012 (Started Apr 15, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar II Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

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shell052169
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shell052169
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 46y
  • Duration: 34 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
Surgery type: Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
0 seizures
7 weeks 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: Not specified monthly

Mar 3, 2007 (Started Mar 07, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Cost: Not specified monthly

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claireg5765
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claireg5765
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 27y
  • Duration: 6 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
167 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jun 14, 2012 (Started Aug 16, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 175 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it can be sometimes hard to remeber to take them, set a reminder and get a pill box to measure what you need to take ever day.

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Stormborn
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Stormborn
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 35y
  • Duration: 33 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
168 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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