28 patient evaluations for Topiramate with a side effects rating of Severe

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May 25, 2017 (Started Apr 10, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for dissociation)
  • Side effects
    Severe (word fishing, numbness and tingling with pins and needles, dizziness and feeling faint)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Twice daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 16, 2016 (Started Jun 30, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (paresthesia)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Three times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 8, 2014 (Started May 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for persistent aura without infarction)
  • Side effects
    Severe (electric shock sensation in feet)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Worked for awhile, but the electric shocks to my feet grew to be unbearable and lasted for up to 5 mins. which doesn't sound bad, but it was extreme as if I was being electrocuted
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 7, 2012 (Started Feb 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    Severe (blurry vision, pain behind eye, recurring urinary tract infection, kidney pain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2012 (Started Feb 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for seizures)
  • Side effects
    Severe (dizziness, dry mouth, paresthesia, hallucinations)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I would never take this medication again. And if any of you smoke weed to alleviate pain this medication causing horrible hallucinations and time lapses accompanied by severe headaches
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 31, 2012 (Started Feb 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for seizures)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dizziness, dry mouth, paresthesia, hallucinations)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I don't recommend this medication
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 12, 2012 (Started Nov 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (hair loss, numbness and tingling with pins and needles, balance problems, brain fog, forgetting words)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: hair loss, balance problems, numbness and tingling with pins and needles

Feb 28, 2012 (Started Nov 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (hair loss, numbness and tingling with pins and needles, balance problems, brain fog, forgetting words)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication worked relatively well for my fibro pain, but after about a year or so it started affecting my cognitive functions. I have had difficulty completing sentences and remembering words, and have been unable to drive for the past few weeks. After visiting a neurologist, I am discontinuing this medication on his advice.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: hair loss, balance problems, numbness and tingling with pins and needles

May 8, 2011 (Started Nov 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (hair loss, numbness and tingling with pins and needles, balance problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: hair loss, balance problems, numbness and tingling with pins and needles

  • 1 helpful mark

Dec 31, 2011 (Started Oct 21, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for chest pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (vision problems, cognitive confusion, cognitive impairment, blurry vision, dizziness and feeling faint)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

Dec 21, 2011 (Started Oct 21, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for chest pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (vision problems, cognitive confusion, cognitive impairment, blurry vision, dizziness and feeling faint)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

Oct 22, 2011 (Started Oct 21, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for chest pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (cognitive confusion, cognitive impairment, dizziness and feeling faint)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Comb of this and tramadol made me blackout and stop breathing. Started taking at half dose and increased to current dose.

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 1, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Severe (memory loss)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I urge all people who are taking, or are thinking of taking, this drug to stop immediately. I am a 28 year-old woman who was prescribed this drug for migraines before the lupus, MS, and hypothyroidism was diagnosed. The side effects of Topiramate are SO severe - I have lost significant portions of my memory, and even though I stopped the drug six months ago, the memories are not coming back. I not only cannot remember graduate coursework, but I have forgotten sentimental moments with my loved one, forgotten people who I used to know, and still have cognitive difficulties. PLEASE do not take this drug. It really didn't help with my migraines either, but I stayed on the drug because I was afraid of weight gain, and was just used to the status quo of taking it everyday (and none of my doctors ever told me to stop). I know the drug is also prescribed for epilepsy and to assist people to quit smoking, but I urge you to evaluate why you need it. If you are taking it for migraines or to quit smoking, don't take it... I think the chance of getting lung cancer is better than living as an amnesiac.

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 5, 2011 (Started May 31, 2009)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 4, 2010 (Started Oct 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Severe (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness

  • 0 helpful marks
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