6 patient evaluations for Topiramate taken for the purpose of 'fibromyalgia'

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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

May 21, 2010 (Started May 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fingers tingling, numbness in knee, nightmares, numbness in feet, brain fog, balance problems, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I did a lot of research before starting this medication, so none of the side effects came as as suprise. They are not pleasant, but I am already noting a slight decrese in pain on day 3 and it is my understanding that the side effects will subiside.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: nightmares, fingers tingling, numbness in feet, nausea, numbness in knee, balance problems, brain fog

  • 1 helpful mark

Mar 1, 2010 (Started Jul 30, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Made me very tired and gave me diarrhea.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks

Mar 1, 2010 (Started Jan 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it caused severe dry mouth, I now have a hard time making my own saliva. And it ruined my teeth because of the dry mouth.

  • 1 helpful mark

Nov 7, 2009 (Started Nov 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (hands tingling, feet tingling, word fishing)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Its a good medications with not many bad side effects. It is easily tolerated. One benefit I have noticed is it makes my skin tingle which I love. It also elevates my mood. It also controls my appetite, now that doesn't happen with everyone, but it does happen with me. What I mean when "controls appetite" I don't get hungry. I forget to eat!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: feet tingling, hands tingling, word fishing

  • 1 helpful mark

Apr 8, 2009 (Started Mar 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness, hands tingling, feet tingling, tremor in hands, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I will ask to quit this because for me it hasn't prevented the migraines enough....ended up at doctor's office yesterday for a shot for one.....and the side effects lost me a month of activity.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: feet tingling, hands tingling, tremor in hands, nausea, brain fog, sleepiness

  • 4 helpful marks
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