8 patient evaluations for Lamotrigine with a burden rating of Very hard to take

Srs2388
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Srs2388
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 27y
  • Duration: ? yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
? seizures
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jan 3, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Treat side effects of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Epilepsy)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Lethargy, Memory and cognition problems)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: This will destroy your memory and leave you feeling tired all the time. 

  • 0 helpful marks
CutiePengu
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CutiePengu
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 53y
  • Duration: 47 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
19 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Oct 20, 2009 (Started Oct 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Epilepsy)
  • Side Effects
    Severe (Allergic reaction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Be aware of all the side affects of a medication that your doctor wants you to take. Make sure you remind your doctor that you are allergic to certain medicines. Always make sure that your doctor listens to you, as mine did not and she did not want to change me back to my Depakote.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
sepiam
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sepiam
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 4
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: None
38 F
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
ADHD

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May 3, 2009 (Started Sep 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain

  • 1 helpful mark
Alicialeeanne
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Alicialeeanne
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Moderate
34 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: vg
I have:
Bipolar I

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Apr 22, 2009 (Started Apr 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side Effects
    Severe (Dizziness, Nightmares, Problems concentrating, Weight gain, Nausea, Insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Insomnia, Weight gain, Nightmares, Nausea, Problems concentrating, Dizziness, Problems concentrating

  • 1 helpful mark
SimplyCami
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SimplyCami
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 4
Mania: 0
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Moderate
50 F
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: n
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Apr 1, 2009 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side Effects
    Severe (Forgetting Words, Forgetfulness, Headaches, Weight gain, Tremor in hands, Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I'm in the midst of finding a better Psychiatrist, so the last 2 months regular Dr. has been perscribing the meds as noted. Once I go back to a psychiatrist I will have him replace the Lamictal
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Tremor in hands, Forgetting Words, Nausea, Headaches, Weight gain, Forgetfulness

  • 0 helpful marks
Towanda
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Towanda
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
62 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

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Feb 22, 2008 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Bipolar I Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Borderline Personality Disorder)
  • Side Effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Side effects were severe

  • 0 helpful marks
Zarabtul
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Zarabtul
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 36y
  • Duration: 34 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
9 seizures
191 weeks ago
I am: vg
I have:
Epilepsy

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Aug 1, 2007 (Started Jun 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Epilepsy)
  • Side Effects
    Severe (Rashes (redness, swelling))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I wound up with the medicine causing my body to eat the skin off my hands and feet.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Rashes (redness, swelling), Rashes (redness, swelling)

  • 0 helpful marks
Tegid
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Tegid
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 49y
  • Duration: 15 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
1 seizure
58 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Feb 15, 2004 (Started Oct 01, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Epilepsy)
  • Side Effects
    Severe (Lethargy)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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