70 patient evaluations for Divalproex sodium

freedom38
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freedom38
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 41
Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 10 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
I have:
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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Feb 19, 2012 (Started Jan 31, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily

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

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Dec 15, 2011 (Started Oct 28, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Headaches)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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ms_carpe_diem
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ms_carpe_diem
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 37
Condition: 3 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: b

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Jul 28, 2011 (Started Dec 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Epilepsy)
  • side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This hasn't helped with my seizures at all, but made my migraines almost non-existent. I'm in the process of weaning off this medication.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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lazaras
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lazaras
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Little
Stickman: most
Description:M52y
FM:9y Dx
CFS:7y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jul 20, 2011 (Started Jun 02, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Migraine)
  • side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily

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neuroplasticity
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neuroplasticity
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 56y
  • Duration: 43 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
Surgery type: Selective Amygdalohippocampectomy, Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS), Extratemporal Resection
0 seizures
183 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jul 7, 2011 (Started Aug 22, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Epilepsy)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain

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ArbonneDrew
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ArbonneDrew
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 29y
  • Duration: 17 yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
244 weeks ago
I am: vg
I have:
Epilepsy

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May 2, 2011 (Started Apr 26, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Epilepsy)
  • side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Worked for me as a kid when having petit mal seizures. As an adult with grand mal seizure, I was in a lot of pain on this medication and had to stop taking it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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simplysusans
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simplysusans
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 49
Condition: Migraine 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: b
I have:
Migraine

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Apr 1, 2011 (Started Apr 22, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Epilepsy)
  • side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
Dirty Butter
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Dirty Butter
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 73
Condition: Mitochondrial Myopathy 8 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Mitochondrial Myopathy

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Jan 12, 2011 (Started Dec 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    Severe (Depression with anxiety)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I became very depressed while on Depakote, even when the dose was cut in half. So my Neuro took me off of it.
Side effects: Depression with anxiety

Jan 4, 2011 (Started Dec 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Depression with anxiety)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was getting too depressed, even though it definitely helped with the myoclonus. I've cut the dosage in half on my own until I see my doctor next week. I'm still blue, but it took it awhile for that to show up after starting on it.
Side effects: Depression with anxiety

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damann316
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damann316
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 54y
  • Duration: 53 yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: None
50 seizures
235 weeks ago
I am: b
I have:
Epilepsy

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Dec 29, 2010 (Started Dec 25, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Epilepsy)
  • side effects
    Mild (Muscle spasms, Joint pain, Atrophy of right arm muscles, Brain fog, Balance problems, Memory problems, Fatigue, Depressed mood, Insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Please talk to your doctor about negative side effects you are having. Find a neurologist they can help you understand what is going on!
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Balance problems, Muscle spasms, Fatigue, Depressed mood, Brain fog, Insomnia, Joint pain, Atrophy of right arm muscles, Memory problems

Mar 10, 2010 (Started Dec 25, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Epilepsy)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Muscle spasms, Joint pain, Atrophy of right arm muscles, Brain fog, Balance problems, Memory problems, Fatigue, Depressed mood, Insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Balance problems, Muscle spasms, Fatigue, Depressed mood, Brain fog, Insomnia, Joint pain, Atrophy of right arm muscles, Memory problems

  • 0 helpful marks
paddler494
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paddler494
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 61y
  • Duration: 42 yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
1 seizure
147 weeks ago
I am: b
I have:
Epilepsy

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Dec 12, 2010 (Started Mar 06, 1993)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Epilepsy)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Memory and cognition problems, Memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Memory and cognition problems, Memory problems, Memory problems

  • 0 helpful marks
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