67 patient evaluations for Divalproex sodium

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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: Some
external_stress: Little
Stickman: most
Description:M52y
FM:9y Dx
CFS:8y Dx
I am: n
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

  • 0 helpful marks
neuroplasticity
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neuroplasticity
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 57y
  • 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
207 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
270 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: 0 stars
  • 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
damann316
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damann316
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 54y
  • Duration: 54 yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: None
50 seizures
263 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
174 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
COOPERATI
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COOPERATI
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 4
Mania: 2
Emotional: 4
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 4
External Stress: Overwhelming
43 M
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: vb
I have:
Schizophrenia

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Dec 4, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg All the time (24/7)

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dalehoward
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dalehoward
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 56y
  • Duration: 37 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: None
0 seizures
197 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Nov 23, 2010 (Started Jan 15, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1750 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was originally started on Depakote, back in 1989. It was very had to remember to take it on time, since it had to be taken at 4 different times per day. This resulted in larger swings in Depakote levels in my bloodstream, sometimes possibly leading to break-through seizures. Since I have been on Depakote ER this is no longer a problem, and it is much more convenient to take only one time per day.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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