118 patient evaluations for Topiramate

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Dec 20, 2008 (Started Nov 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (yeast infection (candida), word fishing)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: brain fog, word fishing, yeast infection (candida)

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Dec 22, 2008 (Started Apr 06, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If this medicine is going to help you, take it.

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Nov 6, 2007 (Started Oct 14, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (head tingling, visual hallucinations)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: The medication was only minimally effective at best, but with the side effects even that much was hard to tell. I had regular visual hallucinations in my peripheral vision.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: head tingling, visual hallucinations

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Apr 5, 2009 (Started Jan 16, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 22, 2008 (Started Jan 16, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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May 24, 2009 (Started Nov 11, 1986)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I first started out on this years ago with the understanding that it may help the SEVERE migraines that I had been suffering with, at first it was very slow but then it started to help and little by little they started to be more under control. Now I won"t go without it I will do without other things just to make sure I have it, that's how bad they were and how much it's helped!

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Jun 26, 2009 (Started May 10, 2007)

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

Jan 3, 2009 (Started May 10, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

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Sep 10, 2009 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: i like it is helps i am have had to up the prescription i just started and srill trying to figure right dose but i am other wise happy with it
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Nov 13, 2009 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Severe (ringing in ears (tinnitus), nausea, weight loss, headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nausea, weight loss, headaches, ringing in ears (tinnitus)

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Nov 16, 2009 (Started May 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    Severe (head tingling, nausea, mood swings, tremor in hands, brain fog, word fishing, feet tingling, hands tingling, bad taste in mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Don't take this med if you can avoid it!!!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: feet tingling, hands tingling, head tingling, nausea, mood swings, word fishing, tremor in hands, bad taste in mouth, brain fog, brain fog

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Dec 5, 2009 (Started Sep 22, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar Disorder and Migraine Headaches)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (brain fog, weight loss, word fishing, headaches, feet tingling, hands tingling, difficulty with orgasm)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Was awful to start with, got alot worse in my depression an felt suicidal trough all dosage adjustments. Had also really bad cognitive problems like finding words and thinking was impossible. Felt like I was lobotomized. But then it stabilized and has workd wonders for my mood, migraine and weight as well. Not so strong antimania-effect as it supposed to be... have been having hypomania ever since I started and have also had one psychotic manic episode. Rather have that then depression though.
Side effects: brain fog, weight loss, word fishing, difficulty with orgasm, hands tingling, feet tingling, headaches

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