2 patient evaluations for Topiramate taken for the purpose of 'fibromyalgia' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Slight

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May 21, 2010 (Started May 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fingers tingling, numbness in knee, nightmares, numbness in feet, brain fog, balance problems, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I did a lot of research before starting this medication, so none of the side effects came as as suprise. They are not pleasant, but I am already noting a slight decrese in pain on day 3 and it is my understanding that the side effects will subiside.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: nightmares, fingers tingling, numbness in feet, nausea, numbness in knee, balance problems, brain fog

  • 1 helpful mark

Mar 1, 2010 (Started Jan 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it caused severe dry mouth, I now have a hard time making my own saliva. And it ruined my teeth because of the dry mouth.

  • 1 helpful mark
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