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Condition: Migraine Prevention
11/19/2014 3:03:21 PM

Reviewer: gm, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This medicine made me angry. I mean I had a very hard time controlling my anger and I was getting angry for the silliest things. It also made it very hard to concentrate. I was more forgetful than normal. It did suppress my appetite.

Condition: Migraine Prevention
11/18/2014 6:28:47 PM

Reviewer: sesijack, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

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This medicine scared the wits out of me! Within a week after starting treatment, I could not stand up straight, was running into doors, and my speech started to slur. As long as I was sitting, I could keep my balance. My co-workers thought I was having mini strokes. I had to stop taking this because I could not function.

Condition: Migraine Prevention
11/9/2014 7:05:38 PM

Reviewer: Moe, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have migraines with a dizziness aura. I started taking 25mg and by the 3rd day I was stumbling in my speech, couldn't concentrate on anything and more dizzy. I was in a state of euphoria. I was a great feeling if you didn't have to work and function for a living. The doctor changed it to the 15mg but was still feeling dizzy. The main side effect. He added a dose of Gabapentin. At tha ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
10/31/2014 3:39:08 PM

Reviewer: rose25, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I've been on 25mg once a day for about a month. Fortunately I've experienced little to no side effects. Seltzer definitely tastes different, I have a hard time thinking of the right word a few times a day and I have very minor tingling in my toes. However, this dosage hasn't been very effective. I've still had several headaches per week. My doctor is upping my dose to 50mg, the h ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
10/29/2014 10:41:00 AM

Reviewer: mcpucho, 35-44 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My RX was 25mg per week up to 100mg. Adverse effects - at 75mg onset intense ear and throat pain, but no upper respiratory infection. At 100mg sedation and neuropathy (prickling, numbness) on hands, feet and face. Symptoms abated with cessation of drug within a few days, except ear and throat pain. Apparently topamax caused a harsh flare up of GERD/LPR (aka acid reflux). Reflux not a listed si ... Show Full Comment

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