2 patient evaluations for Primidone taken for the purpose of 'essential tremor' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Moderate

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Aug 15, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for essential tremor)
  • Side effects
    Severe (dizziness/walking like I'm drunk)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 10, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for essential tremor)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am taking a low dose of this because of kidney disease, so be careful of that factor. I am taking it for seizures, chronic migraine headaches, and essential tremor. It works best on the headaches, though it isn't perfect. Same with the essential tremor, although I can use my hands better and write my name well again. It has helped my daily life in that it has reduced the number and severity of most of my headaches, not all of them. I still get bad ones. So it's had a mixed benefit. I'd still choose to take it because it does give enough relief to be helpful.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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