1 patient evaluation for Topiramate taken for the purpose of 'Fibromyalgia' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Moderate

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Kaessa
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Kaessa
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Little
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Some
function: Most
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F51y
CFS:7y Dx
FM:7y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See Kaessa's full Topiramate history

Mar 12, 2012 (Started Nov 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Severe (Hair loss, Numbness and tingling with pins and needles, Balance problems, Brain fog, Forgetting Words)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Hair loss, Balance problems, Numbness and tingling with pins and needles

Feb 28, 2012 (Started Nov 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Severe (Hair loss, Numbness and tingling with pins and needles, Balance problems, Brain fog, Forgetting Words)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication worked relatively well for my fibro pain, but after about a year or so it started affecting my cognitive functions. I have had difficulty completing sentences and remembering words, and have been unable to drive for the past few weeks. After visiting a neurologist, I am discontinuing this medication on his advice.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Hair loss, Balance problems, Numbness and tingling with pins and needles

May 8, 2011 (Started Nov 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Hair loss, Numbness and tingling with pins and needles, Balance problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Hair loss, Balance problems, Numbness and tingling with pins and needles

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