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

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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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