119 patient evaluations for Topiramate

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May 24, 2009 (Started Nov 11, 1986)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I first started out on this years ago with the understanding that it may help the SEVERE migraines that I had been suffering with, at first it was very slow but then it started to help and little by little they started to be more under control. Now I won"t go without it I will do without other things just to make sure I have it, that's how bad they were and how much it's helped!

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 8, 2009 (Started Mar 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea, tremor in hands, feet tingling, hands tingling, sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I will ask to quit this because for me it hasn't prevented the migraines enough....ended up at doctor's office yesterday for a shot for one.....and the side effects lost me a month of activity.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: feet tingling, hands tingling, tremor in hands, nausea, brain fog, sleepiness

  • 4 helpful marks

Apr 8, 2009 (Started May 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The reason for taking this medication in the beginning was to prevent/treat migraine headaches...I was taking topamax. Then the dosage was was increased gradually by my neurologist until I reached the 500mg I am on today to also treat the seizures. I was admitted to the hospital for testing in November 09 and released with a prescription that it could be filled with the generic and I have had headaches, break through seizures and literally felt as though I have had "bugs" crawling in my head!! I and my epileptologist have tried to work with my insurance company to get me back on the brand name topamax but obviously they aren't budging on this one so I guess I will be taking generic and dealing with the side effects of this... anyone have any suggestions I would love to hear from you . I don't understand how they can approve me taking the brand before I went in the hosital and because the prescription was signed in the wrong blank they won't approve it now...!!

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 5, 2009 (Started Jan 16, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 22, 2008 (Started Jan 16, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 3, 2009 (Started Sep 07, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 22, 2008 (Started Apr 06, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If this medicine is going to help you, take it.

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 20, 2008 (Started Nov 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (yeast infection (candida), word fishing)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: brain fog, word fishing, yeast infection (candida)

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 18, 2008 (Started Dec 06, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for heightened sense of smell (hyperosmia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Don't go off of it cold turkey. It does help with the migraines. Talk with your Doc about dose.
Side effects: dry mouth

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 25, 2008 (Started Nov 25, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for mania)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It's not perfect, but it's better than anything I've tried and it doesn't raise your blood sugar
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 4, 2008 (Started May 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight loss, yeast infection (candida))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: loss of appetite can be a plus or negative
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight loss, yeast infection (candida)

  • 0 helpful marks
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