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Condition: Migraine Prevention
9/17/2014 10:55:06 PM

Reviewer: pennmom, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been on Topamax for about 10years I think now. Before taking Topamax I had about 1 headache-free day a week. I had passed out on the side of the road in my car because of them. It was getting very scary, and at the time I had 1 baby and 1 toddler. I started out at 25mg and worked my way up to 300mg/day. I found that if I take it at night I dont notice the side effects to be so severe as ta ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
9/17/2014 10:54:22 AM

Reviewer: Mrs.C, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I just started this medication last night. 75 mg. I did have some tingling in my hand, some dizziness last night and still this morning, I couldn't finish my cereal this morning and soda tasted flat to me. I'm just wondering if at least the dizziness and the tingling will subside with time? I have 3 kids, so I can't afford to be dizzy all the time.

Condition: Migraine Prevention
8/26/2014 2:32:42 AM

Reviewer: Zahra, 35-44 on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I was suffering long time from migraine and this was the miracle take me out from my suffering.

Condition: Migraine Prevention
8/12/2014 1:03:07 PM

Reviewer: Tiffcole84, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I take 150mg in the AM and 200mg at night for severe migraines w/aura and syncopy (i pass out) and though the side effects are tough, the tingly extremities, the permanent twitches, muddled thoughts, and confusion that gets worse as the day goes on, i would not be able to function, let alone work without this medication. it is the only preventative med that has worked for me since i started lookin ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
8/7/2014 1:13:07 PM

Reviewer: Brittmac, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
topamax has been a roller coaster of a drug for me, i started on it about a year ago i am on 50mg, it has been a life changer in the sense that it has completely stopped my migraines other then the one i get once a month with my period which i can easily get rid of with exedrin. but the side effects have been something I've been fighting with, wether to deal with it or find something new.. at ... Show Full Comment

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