34 patient evaluations for Topiramate taken for the purpose of 'migraine headaches'

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Sep 19, 2017 (Started Jul 09, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 1, 2015 (Started Jul 09, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 29, 2010 (Started Jul 09, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: 1. I feel groggy for about 12+ hours after taking this medication. I usually have to resort to taking Caffeine pills as a small "pick-me-up". 2. No unexpected benefits 3. Too sleepy to function to full capability.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 9, 2017 (Started Feb 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

Dec 4, 2010 (Started Feb 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

  • 1 helpful mark

Apr 25, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 45 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 17, 2017 (Started Mar 05, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (anorexia nervosa, aphasia, stuttering)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: I suffered from crushing migraines for 40 years.... when i got the 100mg dose 2 x day my migraines disappeared, fir that i will put up with aphasia and stuttering and spelling errors to not have crushing pain for 40 years. i can now wean off the narcotics i took norco 10mg /325 to get pain control to 4-5/10 and now i am pain free it is a good trade.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

May 9, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for cluster headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Twice daily

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 26, 2013 (Started Feb 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: none
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 13, 2013 (Started Aug 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (hair loss, weight loss, auras)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Slowly top up on this medication to reduce side effects and help your body get used to it.

  • 0 helpful marks
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