8 patient evaluations for Valerian

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ITalkToTheWind
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ITalkToTheWind
Gender: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Moderate
25 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Borderline Personality

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Sep 14, 2014 (Started Nov 09, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Persistent worry)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Panic attacks)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 capsule(s) Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 1, 2014 (Started Nov 09, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Persistent worry)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Panic attacks)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • side effects
    Mild (Stomach upset, Diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 30, 2014 (Started Nov 09, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Persistent worry)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Panic attacks)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • side effects
    Mild (Stomach upset, Diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I would like to add that this makes me wake up rested and feel probably how normal people probably feel after they sleep. I noticed I'll wake up naturally after 8 hours, and do not have the tired agitation I usually have when I wake up, and no grogginess.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 8, 2012 (Started Nov 09, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Panic attacks)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Stomach upset, Diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

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janik
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janik
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: n
I have:
PLS

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Nov 15, 2013 (Started Jul 16, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Headaches)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: had to take 3 capsules daily to get a slight relief, but then had to put up with a persistent mild headache
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 23, 2013 (Started Jul 16, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • side effects
    Mild (Headaches)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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maryjane=fibro_less
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maryjane=fibro_less
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 37
Condition: Familial Mediterranean Fever 12 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Severe
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: vb
I have:
Familial Mediterranean Fever

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Oct 30, 2011 (Started Jul 28, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Sleep problems)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 550 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 30, 2009 (Started Jul 28, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Sleep problems)
  • side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 550 mg Daily

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the_lorelei
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the_lorelei
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Apr 12, 2011 (Started Feb 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Take with a LOT of water. The capsules always feel like they're caught in my throat. Also, hold your breath, valerian is not a nice smelling herb. I notice when I take it, I'm less likely to wake up randomly throughout the night so that's a good thing.

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Chigi
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Chigi
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: None
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:M54y
FM:8y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Mar 9, 2011 (Started Nov 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Panic attacks)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Works great but had to stop taking it because I am on Savella
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 2, 2011 (Started Nov 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Panic attacks)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 22, 2010 (Started Nov 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Panic attacks)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Helps prevent major panic attacks.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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THE EMPEROR
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THE EMPEROR
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
30 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar Disorder

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Sep 19, 2010 (Started Apr 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Sleep problems)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: This really helped with my anxiety along with klonopin. I just stopped taking it because I don't know if p-doc was okay with it. He didn't say one way or another.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 15, 2010 (Started Apr 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Sleep problems)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I add this sometimes at night when I'm freaking out and my other sedating meds aren't helping. I wouldn't recommend mixing it with all the shit I'm mixing it with. I don't think it will kill me, but it might not be the greatest idea. I think it helps sedate me more and calm me enough to sleep and feel somewhat normal
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Pete-Air
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Pete-Air
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: severe
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
ALS

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Nov 25, 2009 (Started Jul 04, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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expastrychef
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expastrychef
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Aug 15, 2009 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Sleeplessness)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Lethargy)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: makes you sleepy at first but doesn't help you sleep through the night, more of my problem.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Lethargy

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