3 patient evaluations for Topiramate with a adherence rating of Sometimes

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Dec 16, 2016 (Started Jun 30, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (paresthesia)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Three times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 15, 2013 (Started Jun 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (withdrawal effects, insomnia, anxious mood, agitation)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I started taking as needed then, realized that it could be contributing to what I believe (self-diagnosed) was Serotonin Syndrome which, combined with everything else I was taking. If you find your condition (of any type) suddenly worse (within minutes or hours), start by asking your doctor about this first. It's taken me a year worth of specialists (who found nothing), psych tests (which proved I wasn't 'making it up'), and SELF RESEARCH to realize my problem. Miraculously, at least the symptoms that have been plaguing me since EXACTLY April of 2012 have gotten about 75% better within about 4 days. It happened so fast, I thought I had had a stroke or was going insane. Don't let this happen to you.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 21, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Prevent migraine)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (withdrawal effects, insomnia, anxious mood, agitation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Helps when taken. My prescription ran out a few days ago and I haven't gone into the drugstore yet. Will be starting dose again soon. 8/2/12 Pharmacy informs me I haven't refilled since May. Oops!
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 2011)

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

  • 1 helpful mark

Sep 25, 2009 (Started Aug 24, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I only took this medication for a few days. Once I realized that the side effects listed were the same problems I was having, like cog fog, I stopped taking it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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