4 patient evaluations for Lorazepam taken for the purpose of 'Epilepsy' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Major

dhaniboi
19508 thumb
dhaniboi
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 45y
  • Duration: 41 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Mild
Surgery type: Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
48 seizures
this week
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

See dhaniboi's full Lorazepam history

Aug 25, 2015 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Jul 30, 2015 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Jul 3, 2015 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Jun 2, 2015 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Only 2 refills on it.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

May 31, 2015 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I called them in today and there are no refills. I emailed Cathy and told her Dr. Labiner said to call so they can be approved by the refill date, we will see.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

May 9, 2015 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for rescue medication: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Filled by Pablo V. at Kmart. last time I filled a controled drug (Onfi). He said the pharmacist counts them and their intials go on the label, then are double counted and initals go above quantity. that Onfi , which was 18 short had no initals are double checked initial. Neither does this medication but are acurate this time.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Apr 15, 2015 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for rescue medication: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Apr 2, 2015 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for rescue medication: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: had to take this 3 after running out of Keppra. Keppra was due to be refilled on 3/23/15.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Mar 29, 2015 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for rescue medication: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I was told to take this since I am out of Keppra. I am not used to tking this much a day on top of Onfi.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Mar 18, 2015 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for rescue medication: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Mar 14, 2015 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for rescue medication: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: called because nobody ever called about my refills. Pablo said all were added but Sue told me I cant auto refill Lorazepam, onfi or fycompa because they are controlled substances. So I took all off of auto refill.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Feb 19, 2015 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for rescue medication: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Feb 12, 2015 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for rescue medication: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Feb 6, 2015 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for rescue medication: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: A huge comfort knowing its there in case I need it.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Jan 27, 2015 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for rescue medication: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: glad I had these recentlly
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Jan 20, 2015 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for rescue medication: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Jan 14, 2015 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for rescue medication: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Jan 3, 2015 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for rescue medication: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: haven't needed as much since Onfi was perscribed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Dec 23, 2014 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for rescue medication: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: transfer to kmart as soon as we get back from moms.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Nov 28, 2014 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for rescue medication: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: wanna talk about getting this script cut to 30 from 60.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Nov 18, 2014 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for rescue medication: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: just comforting I have something to fall back on i need be.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Nov 5, 2014 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for rescue medication: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Nov 3, 2014 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for rescue medication: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Oct 24, 2014 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for rescue medication: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Oct 9, 2014 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for rescue medication: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: can I lower from 60 a month to 30. It nice to know I have something to fall back on if needed.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Oct 2, 2014 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for rescue medication: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Sep 27, 2014 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for rescue medication: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: take PRN so not every day, I am allowed up to two per day. Prefer the manufacturer Watson.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Sep 25, 2014 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for rescue medication: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: took half a mg tonight and will take 5 tommorow so I wont have seizures today.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Sep 20, 2014 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for rescue medication: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: was $25 when I cam to Nogales 6/2011.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Sep 18, 2014 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for rescue medication: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Sep 17, 2014 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for rescue medication: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: price is .63 a piece
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Sep 15, 2014 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for rescue medication: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I only took 4 lorazepam since starting Onfi.
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Sep 10, 2014 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for rescue medication: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: needed 2 on Onfi on 9/10/14. Seizures started in am and I only left the house because we needed to shop.
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Sep 6, 2014 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for rescue medication: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Sep 4, 2014 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for rescue medication: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Haven't needed any since taking Onfi.
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Aug 31, 2014 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for rescue medication: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Took 27 in August.
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Aug 25, 2014 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for rescue medication: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Jun 2, 2012 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for rescue medication: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Feb 21, 2011 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for rescue medication: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Jan 2, 2011 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for rescue medication: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Apr 8, 2010 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for rescue medication: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: it helps break the seizure frequency and all stops the aura clusters i sometimes have for 10-40 minutes. But the side effect makes me sleep.
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

  • 1 helpful mark
j84j1
24709 thumb
j84j1
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 61y
  • Duration: 54 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
Surgery type: Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS), Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
13 seizures
263 weeks ago
I have:
Epilepsy

See j84j1's full Lorazepam history

Aug 17, 2010 (Started Jun 12, 1989)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Calming: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Attivan, is a major plus for me. The pill dissolves quickly in the mouth and the time of initial effect is such (10 - 15 min. ) that I can take a dose and feel calm or I can take what is needed to stop a seizure. The calming effect is effective since I seize and my muscles tense . The impact on my life has ben great because of the fact that I now have a rescue mdication that I can trust and believe will accomplish what I want it to do.
Cost: Not specified monthly

Jul 13, 1989 (Started Jun 12, 1989)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Calming: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Ativan has a very serene, calming affect on the nervous system. Since the drug has such an affect I only take the prescription drug when needful. Other benefits from the drug is that it allows the nervous system to do its job and at the same time if you are in pain, you will experience some relief. The impact of this drug on my life is expotential. I need the rescue medication as well as the relief from pain.

  • 0 helpful marks
mdeall88
21686 thumb
mdeall88
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 26y
  • Duration: 14 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
Surgery type: Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
2 seizures
127 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

See mdeall88's full Lorazepam history

May 21, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Very
Advice & Tips: This turns me into Frankenstein and I only use it after seizures. It knocks me out for 2 days and groggy for about 3 days after. It works but its very strong.

Feb 19, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little
Advice & Tips: I take this after seizures. I was originally on Valium as a post-seizure medication but from what a doctor told us, Valium only temporarily "shuts off" my brain after seizures. The Ativan however pulls the plug out of the socket, it really shuts off the brain. After a seizure I really don't care about the side effects because I just had a seizure but if I'm going on a road trip I'll take half and it does help you sleep and makes it a lot easier to adjust to time changes and I won't have to worry about being sleep deprived.

  • 0 helpful marks
HuskerKat
23407 thumb
HuskerKat
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 55y
  • Duration: 46 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: None
Surgery type: Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
0 seizures
231 weeks ago
I am: vg
I have:
Epilepsy

See HuskerKat's full Lorazepam history

May 15, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 1993)

  • Perceived effectiveness for In March 2010 I began taking this as needed for anxiety and insomnia: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Seizures: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: My doctor recently prescribed this to help me through the death and dying of my mother. I was exhausted and could not sleep. My father also had been in the hospital and I had stayed with him almost 24/7 and was basically running on nervous energy. Taking this MADE ME relax and take time to deal with the death of my mom and let others care for dad for a few days and allow myself to heal from a bad hurt and severe stress in order to not have seizures that I feel she knew would come if I did not rest. She and I both know well that STRESS is the main cause precursor to most of my seizures and she knew that at that time I was not making good judgment calls about my health. Thank You Christine!
Cost: Not specified monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
Showing 4 of 4 patient evaluations for Lorazepam