107 patient evaluations for Topiramate

pray4me_sixx
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pray4me_sixx
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 30y
  • Duration: 16 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
0 seizures
187 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jan 5, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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whatdabuck
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whatdabuck
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 23
Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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Dec 31, 2011 (Started Oct 21, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Chest pain: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

Dec 21, 2011 (Started Oct 21, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Chest pain: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

Oct 22, 2011 (Started Oct 21, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Chest pain: None
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Comb of this and tramadol made me blackout and stop breathing. Started taking at half dose and increased to current dose.

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gingin73
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gingin73
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 41
Condition: Chronic Pain Syndrome 20 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Severe
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Chronic Pain Syndrome

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Jan 1, 2007 (Started May 31, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Migraine headaches: None
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: NEVER take
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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pheonix61
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pheonix61
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 63
Condition: COPD 43 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
COPD

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Jul 7, 2000 (Started May 28, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for BOTH EPILEPY AND PHYSCOSIS: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The impact this drug had on my social and my whole life were unpleasant, it was given me both to treat my epilepsy and physocis I was going through at the time. The only alternative was Carbamazipine which was ruled out due to severe liver damage. I was on a mental health unit at this time and was treated with it whilst in hospital
Cost: Not specified monthly

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artmis02
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artmis02
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 24y
  • Duration: 14 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
? seizures
I have:
Epilepsy

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Mar 14, 2012 (Started Jun 15, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Seizures from flashing lights (photosensitive epilepsy): Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 150 mg Daily

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MargotGlass
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MargotGlass
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 31
Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 2 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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Sep 1, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Migraine headaches: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I urge all people who are taking, or are thinking of taking, this drug to stop immediately. I am a 28 year-old woman who was prescribed this drug for migraines before the lupus, MS, and hypothyroidism was diagnosed. The side effects of Topiramate are SO severe - I have lost significant portions of my memory, and even though I stopped the drug six months ago, the memories are not coming back. I not only cannot remember graduate coursework, but I have forgotten sentimental moments with my loved one, forgotten people who I used to know, and still have cognitive difficulties. PLEASE do not take this drug. It really didn't help with my migraines either, but I stayed on the drug because I was afraid of weight gain, and was just used to the status quo of taking it everyday (and none of my doctors ever told me to stop). I know the drug is also prescribed for epilepsy and to assist people to quit smoking, but I urge you to evaluate why you need it. If you are taking it for migraines or to quit smoking, don't take it... I think the chance of getting lung cancer is better than living as an amnesiac.

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sherriemorgan
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sherriemorgan
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 32y
  • Duration: 3 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
10 seizures
27 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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May 25, 2012 (Started Mar 12, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: Not specified monthly

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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
164 weeks ago
I am: vb
I have:
Epilepsy

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Mar 15, 2008 (Started Sep 15, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I essentially lost 6 months of my life. I only have a few impressions, almost a memory of a horrible nightmare. According to my wife, I don't want to remember it.

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tigger13039
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tigger13039
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: vb
I have:
MS

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May 1, 2012 (Started Jul 14, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Migraine headaches: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: None
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: Not specified monthly

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Bombsyki
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Bombsyki
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
29 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Aug 19, 2012 (Started Feb 13, 2003)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: Not specified monthly

Apr 27, 2012 (Started Feb 13, 2003)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: Not specified monthly

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