8 patient evaluations for Topiramate taken for the purpose of 'migraine headaches' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Moderate

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May 9, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for cluster headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Twice daily

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Feb 15, 2013 (Started Dec 03, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Sep 13, 2010 (Started Sep 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (hands tingling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Side effects: hands tingling

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Mar 1, 2010 (Started Jul 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (whole body shaking, shivering)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When you 1st start taking it you may feel a little foggy for a week or two until it gets in your system. It does go away. This helped my nueropathy type symptoms, fire shooting through my toes etc. Tingly limbs etc. I would take @exact same time every day. It is very uncomfortable when it wears off. feels like you are having spasm all through your body, internal shaking. A good side effect of this medication is it will help control weight gain and you may even lose weight from it.
Side effects: whole body shaking, shivering

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Jan 13, 2010 (Started Nov 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for left side tingling)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Currently it makes me very sleeply. I fell asleep at my job today and it was very hard to drive home. I had to open up the window and play the music a little loud.
Side effects: sleepiness

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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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Apr 8, 2009 (Started May 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The reason for taking this medication in the beginning was to prevent/treat migraine headaches...I was taking topamax. Then the dosage was was increased gradually by my neurologist until I reached the 500mg I am on today to also treat the seizures. I was admitted to the hospital for testing in November 09 and released with a prescription that it could be filled with the generic and I have had headaches, break through seizures and literally felt as though I have had "bugs" crawling in my head!! I and my epileptologist have tried to work with my insurance company to get me back on the brand name topamax but obviously they aren't budging on this one so I guess I will be taking generic and dealing with the side effects of this... anyone have any suggestions I would love to hear from you . I don't understand how they can approve me taking the brand before I went in the hosital and because the prescription was signed in the wrong blank they won't approve it now...!!

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Dec 18, 2008 (Started Dec 06, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for heightened sense of smell (hyperosmia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Don't go off of it cold turkey. It does help with the migraines. Talk with your Doc about dose.
Side effects: dry mouth

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