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

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May 9, 2017 (Started Feb 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

Dec 4, 2010 (Started Feb 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

  • 1 helpful mark

Apr 25, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 45 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 17, 2017 (Started Mar 05, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (anorexia nervosa, aphasia, stuttering)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: I suffered from crushing migraines for 40 years.... when i got the 100mg dose 2 x day my migraines disappeared, fir that i will put up with aphasia and stuttering and spelling errors to not have crushing pain for 40 years. i can now wean off the narcotics i took norco 10mg /325 to get pain control to 4-5/10 and now i am pain free it is a good trade.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 2, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (carbonated drinks taste flat)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: I'd tell them it makes soda, beer, & champagne taste funny but to me it's worth it. I went from nearly constant migraines to almost none!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 15, 2015 (Started Apr 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for emotional stability)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If you have migraines this has worked great for mine I have not had one for years I also needed to lose weight and I have lost weight on this medication it is not a weight loss drug I was already way over weight this just helped
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 1, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fuzzy thinking)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Switched to Botox shots for migraine; work just as well

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 18, 2013 (Started Oct 13, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication can cause you to loose a little weight. That said do NOT think this is a weight lose drug! You may only lose 5 lbs and it will only last a few months. Reason- you might not want to eat as much (great idea). As for migraine use- medication seems to work very well. BUT know it is designed to work in steps. If the level you are on isn't working talk with your doctor because they can and will increase the amount. Available in generic for cost savings.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 16, 2010 (Started Jun 23, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take at same time each day. Works best as an "add on " treatment for other treatments, my doctor added it to Keppra when I was still having seizures and it seemed to help calm them down somewhat. One unusual side benefit of this drug is that if you want to lose weight, Toprimate is definitely one that dampens the appetite, though its not so great if you are already thin or underweight like I was....I have to remind myself to eat. Oh, and if you are prone to kidney stones, watch out....this medication can provoke you in forming more of them. An unexpected good benefit of this drug is that it seems to make me have less desire for nictoine....a good thing for someone who wants to stop smoking!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 31, 2009 (Started Oct 10, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: if I do not take this meds my head feels like it is going to short circut!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 24, 2009 (Started Nov 11, 1986)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I first started out on this years ago with the understanding that it may help the SEVERE migraines that I had been suffering with, at first it was very slow but then it started to help and little by little they started to be more under control. Now I won"t go without it I will do without other things just to make sure I have it, that's how bad they were and how much it's helped!

  • 0 helpful marks
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