24 patient evaluations for Topiramate with a side effects rating of Mild

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Jun 4, 2017 (Started May 26, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for moodiness)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, feeling hot)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: No weight gain so far
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Mar 22, 2017 (Started Jan 04, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Mild (very tired right after treatment)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: this medication may make you VERY tired. I tried 50 mg in the morning and slept for hours. Dr discontinued the daytime dose. Be careful with daytime dosing.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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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

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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

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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

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Mar 15, 2013 (Started Jun 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (withdrawal effects, insomnia, anxious mood, agitation)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I started taking as needed then, realized that it could be contributing to what I believe (self-diagnosed) was Serotonin Syndrome which, combined with everything else I was taking. If you find your condition (of any type) suddenly worse (within minutes or hours), start by asking your doctor about this first. It's taken me a year worth of specialists (who found nothing), psych tests (which proved I wasn't 'making it up'), and SELF RESEARCH to realize my problem. Miraculously, at least the symptoms that have been plaguing me since EXACTLY April of 2012 have gotten about 75% better within about 4 days. It happened so fast, I thought I had had a stroke or was going insane. Don't let this happen to you.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 21, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Prevent migraine)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (withdrawal effects, insomnia, anxious mood, agitation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Helps when taken. My prescription ran out a few days ago and I haven't gone into the drugstore yet. Will be starting dose again soon. 8/2/12 Pharmacy informs me I haven't refilled since May. Oops!
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Prevent migraine)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Aug 19, 2012 (Started Feb 13, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Reduced Sweating, alternating constipation and diarrhea, tingling sensation in extremities, constipation, weight loss, difficulty speaking (dysarthria), decreased sweating (hypohidrosis))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 27, 2012 (Started Feb 13, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Reduced Sweating, alternating constipation and diarrhea, tingling sensation in extremities, constipation, weight loss, difficulty speaking (dysarthria), decreased sweating (hypohidrosis))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 1, 2012 (Started Jul 14, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for migraine headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mean feelings)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 21, 2011 (Started Aug 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 21, 2011 (Started Aug 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: weight loss
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 5, 2011 (Started Sep 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (word fishing, brain fog, memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: on vacation forgot topirmate office said it was ok. Off it a week, then forgot to go back on. Felt wonderful for 6 weeks, then severe TN attack. MS Neurologist sid ok to stay off had started neurontin.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: word fishing, memory problems, brain fog, brain fog

Oct 4, 2011 (Started Sep 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (word fishing, brain fog, memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: word fishing, memory problems, brain fog, brain fog

May 18, 2011 (Started Sep 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (word fishing, brain fog, memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: possible memory problems time and dose related
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: word fishing, memory problems, brain fog, brain fog

Mar 10, 2009 (Started Sep 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (word fishing, brain fog, memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: Worth the trial.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: word fishing, memory problems, brain fog, brain fog

Mar 1, 2009 (Started Sep 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This did help my pain which I realizied more after stopping because I felt that it was causing me to be forgetful It was more helpful than hurtful.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: word fishing, memory problems, brain fog, brain fog

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