119 patient evaluations for Topiramate

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Mar 15, 2013 (Started Jun 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia, withdrawal effects, anxious mood, agitation)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I started taking as needed then, realized that it could be contributing to what I believe (self-diagnosed) was Serotonin Syndrome which, combined with everything else I was taking. If you find your condition (of any type) suddenly worse (within minutes or hours), start by asking your doctor about this first. It's taken me a year worth of specialists (who found nothing), psych tests (which proved I wasn't 'making it up'), and SELF RESEARCH to realize my problem. Miraculously, at least the symptoms that have been plaguing me since EXACTLY April of 2012 have gotten about 75% better within about 4 days. It happened so fast, I thought I had had a stroke or was going insane. Don't let this happen to you.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 21, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Prevent migraine)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia, withdrawal effects, anxious mood, agitation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Helps when taken. My prescription ran out a few days ago and I haven't gone into the drugstore yet. Will be starting dose again soon. 8/2/12 Pharmacy informs me I haven't refilled since May. Oops!
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 2011)

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

  • 1 helpful mark

Feb 15, 2013 (Started Dec 03, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 19, 2012 (Started Feb 13, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Reduced Sweating, alternating constipation and diarrhea, tingling in extremities, constipation, weight loss, difficulty speaking (dysarthria), decreased sweating (hypohidrosis))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 27, 2012 (Started Feb 13, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Reduced Sweating, alternating constipation and diarrhea, tingling in extremities, constipation, weight loss, difficulty speaking (dysarthria), decreased sweating (hypohidrosis))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 7, 2012 (Started Feb 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    Severe (blurry vision, pain behind eye, reoccuring urinary tract infection, kidney pain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 10, 2012 (Started Jan 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2012 (Started Feb 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for seizures)
  • Side effects
    Severe (dizziness, dry mouth, paresthesia, hallucinations)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I would never take this medication again. And if any of you smoke weed to alleviate pain this medication causing horrible hallucinations and time lapses accompanied by severe headaches
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 31, 2012 (Started Feb 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for seizures)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dizziness, dry mouth, paresthesia, hallucinations)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I don't recommend this medication
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 17, 2012 (Started Mar 07, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 25, 2010 (Started Mar 07, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

May 25, 2012 (Started Mar 12, 2012)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

May 1, 2012 (Started Jul 14, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for migraine headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mean feelings)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 14, 2012 (Started Jun 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for seizures from flashing lights (photosensitive epilepsy))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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