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

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Srs2388
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Srs2388
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 28y
  • Duration: ? yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Severe
  • Physical: Severe
1 seizure
10 weeks ago
I am: b
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jun 30, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Treat side effects of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Suicide attempt, Rashes (redness, swelling), Lethargy, Memory and cognition problems)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Make depression worse, and a rash.

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 (Suicide attempt, Rashes (redness, swelling), 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. 

Apr 13, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Treat side effects of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Suicide attempt, Rashes (redness, swelling), Lethargy, Memory and cognition problems)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Twice daily

  • 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
39 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
35 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
51 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
63 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: 37y
  • Duration: 34 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
9 seizures
231 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: 50y
  • Duration: 16 yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
1 seizure
102 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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