69 patient evaluations for Carbamazepine

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Just 4 You
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Just 4 You
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 54y
  • Duration: 51 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
1 week ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Sep 23, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 1970)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Weight gain, Erectile dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: This drug is NOT for the big seizures, but the mild ones.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Fluff4brains
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Fluff4brains
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 49
Condition: Glioblastoma 6 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Glioblastoma

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Mar 14, 2015 (Started Jan 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Numbness in hands, Poor lip closure (drinks may dribble or spill out), Dizziness/walking like I'm drunk)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Twice daily

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Carebear84
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Carebear84
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 4
Mania: 0
Emotional: 4
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Overwhelming
32 F
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: vb
I have:
Bipolar II

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Dec 30, 2014 (Started Dec 08, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Substance abuse)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Feeling of hopeless and irremediable social/emotional isolation, Slowed thinking, Daytime sleepiness, Overwhelming fatigue, Depression with suicidal thoughts, Depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 28, 2014 (Started Dec 08, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Substance abuse)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Feeling of hopeless and irremediable social/emotional isolation, Slowed thinking, Daytime sleepiness, Overwhelming fatigue, Depression with suicidal thoughts, Depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It was supposed to help bring my mania down but it takes away the drive to live completely. All I want to do is sleep and it has affected my day to day functioning. If you battle with a drive to live I would discuss this with your doctor before starting this treatment.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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JohnJct34
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JohnJct34
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 43y
  • Duration: 43 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
0 seizures
96 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Oct 29, 2014 (Started Oct 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 28, 2010 (Started Oct 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1600 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Oct 13, 2010 (Started Oct 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1600 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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ukiwi
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ukiwi
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: mild
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Mar 1, 2014 (Started Sep 06, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Restless feeling in legs)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Buzzing vibration sensation)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Stomach ache)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

Nov 15, 2011 (Started Sep 06, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Restless feeling in legs)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

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moorestorms
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moorestorms
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 3
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Moderate
38 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

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Feb 23, 2014 (Started May 23, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar mixed episodes)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily

May 28, 2013 (Started May 23, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Bipolar mixed episodes)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily

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w76b
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w76b
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 62y
  • Duration: 11 yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
1 seizure
83 weeks ago
I am: b
I have:
Epilepsy

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May 14, 2013 (Started Jan 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Epilepsy)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Seizures)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

Jun 20, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Seizures)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My wife sets out all my medications. otherwise I know that I would forget often. Have someone help remind you.

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CaitlinNatalie
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CaitlinNatalie
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 22y
  • Duration: ? yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: None
1 seizure
213 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Oct 1, 2012 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Depressed mood, Lack of concentration, Sleepiness, Dizzy spells, Mood swings, Anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: this was the most awful medication i have ever taken in my hole entire life, i was always dizzy, felt depressed, couldn't concentrate, always tired. just awful.

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shell052169
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shell052169
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 47y
  • Duration: 36 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
Surgery type: Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
0 seizures
64 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Sep 13, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 1990)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Epilepsy)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 17, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 1990)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Epilepsy)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 9, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 1990)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This works good if taken in the proper dosages if you take to much it makes you sleepy and feel like you are drunk. I have been overdosed by my previous doctor and it made me to where i could not even walk or talk properly.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 25, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 1990)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am a very bad epileptic this drug did not control my siezures. I have taken it for a very long time and it takes a lot to remember to take it as often as I have to so I guess I don't have much good to say. I must say I do not have anything bad to say about this drug. I can't tell of any side effects that I noticed. I was told that it takes vitamin-B from your body. I do have to take vitamin-B 12 for the rest of my life also but I can't say that it all came directly from this drug. I have been on so many different pills.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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johnwilliams214
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johnwilliams214
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 40y
  • Duration: 22 yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: None
2 seizures
175 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jul 25, 2012 (Started May 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: No real side effects for me, as with any meds, watch alcohol intake. Don't ever not take it btw - went 3 days once and 3rd day had a seizure...I have never procrastinated again about going to get my meds.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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