44 patient evaluations for Carbamazepine with a burden rating of Not at all hard to take

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skyrokit
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skyrokit
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 46y
  • Duration: 27 yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
0 seizures
343 weeks ago
I have:
Epilepsy

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Dec 16, 2009 (Started Apr 02, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic), Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Had a breakthrough seizure (grand mal) with this generic on December 16, 2009, then another early the next morning in the E.R. (this one should've never happened).
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic), Fatigue

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LinR
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LinR
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Left Eye : moderate
Right Eye : none
Sensation : moderate
Overall : mild
Swallowing : moderate
Arms : moderate
Legs : moderate
Bladder/Bowel : mild
Spinal Cord : mild
I am: g
I have:
NMO

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Dec 7, 2009 (Started Jul 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Tonic spasms)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Muscle jerks)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Since I have been NMO IgG positive, but no clue yet as to whether I have relapsing NMO, my neuro said he didn't know if this medicine was doing any good or not. We are under "watchfful waiting" to see if I have another episode. I have only had one so far and hope that's all!!
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Muscle jerks

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WILLIAM BAJCZ
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WILLIAM BAJCZ
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Nov 2, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Trigeminal neuralgia (trigeminal nerve pain))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I recomend this treatment and dosage.

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silver vixen
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silver vixen
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 31y
  • Duration: 26 yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
0 seizures
296 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Sep 3, 2009 (Started Aug 03, 1990)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily

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katonah
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katonah
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: mild
I have:
MS

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Jul 3, 2009 (Started Dec 09, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Increased fatigue, Mood swings, Increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Have your CBC done often, every two months at least.
Side effects: Increased appetite, Increased fatigue, Mood swings

Dec 16, 2008 (Started Dec 09, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Increased fatigue, Mood swings, Increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 8 x 100 mg/5 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: I am taking 400mg in a slow release pill twice a day. It has been wonderful in relieving pain. I still have numbness in my hands but I can live with it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Increased appetite, Increased fatigue, Mood swings

Oct 29, 2008 (Started Dec 09, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Increased fatigue, Mood swings, Increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Has worked well for me, especially for most of my nerve pain.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Increased appetite, Increased fatigue, Mood swings

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MSGIRLINME
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MSGIRLINME
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Relapse: Severe
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Jun 26, 2009 (Started Jan 27, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily

Jan 3, 2009 (Started Jan 27, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily

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thedogmother
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thedogmother
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Most
function: Little
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:F60y
FM:10y
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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May 25, 2009 (Started Apr 30, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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skyrokit
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skyrokit
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 46y
  • Duration: 27 yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
0 seizures
343 weeks ago
I have:
Epilepsy

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Apr 2, 2009 (Started Nov 24, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The only generic Carba. that worked. Not sure what manufacturer it was.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue

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spider
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spider
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: severe
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I have:
ALS

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Aug 23, 2008 (Started Jan 12, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg/5 mL Daily

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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
92 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Sep 15, 2007 (Started Jul 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Loss of thirst, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Low white blood cell count (leukopenia), Low Testosterone, Uveitis, Lactose Intolerance, Non-Celiac Gluten Intolerance, Food allergy, Loss of appetite, loss of thirst, Iritis)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I became much less lucid and had major difficulties carrying out everyday activities. I had to stop work.

Sep 15, 2006 (Started Jul 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Loss of thirst, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Low white blood cell count (leukopenia), Uveitis, Lactose Intolerance, Non-Celiac Gluten Intolerance, Food allergy, Loss of appetite, loss of thirst, Iritis)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Owing to escalating food intolerances, I asked consultant if drugs could be withdrawn. They suggested I switched to Oxycarbazepine.

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