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Condition: Migraine Prevention
7/28/2015 1:52:43 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
This was given to my 13 year old son for migraines. He started on 25mg at night, then moved to 2x a day. To those getting ready to start it, DO TAKE Vitamin B Complex!! He never ever ever had any of the common side effects and I am 100% certain it was due to that. We werent able to take this long enough to know if it was going to help with the migraines because about a week after upping to 2x a ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
7/14/2015 7:08:53 PM

Reviewer: 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:
OK, I asked to take this med for weight loss and since I suffer from migraines as well, Dr thought I'd benefit too. Not. At 25 MG I was willing to suffer thru the metal taste and tingling, but by day 3 racing heart rate, full panic attack at 2 weeks, I was going crazy, not only loss of words, loss of ability to function as I knew life. I never experienced anxiety, high bp, high heart rates, ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
7/12/2015 10:21:49 PM

Reviewer: Lindalina, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had consistently 8-9 migraines a month. My neurologist prescribed 25 mg to start then upping it to 50 in the second week. At 50 mg. I slept well, my migraines disappeared and so did my appetite! I also became very lethargic. While training for my annual bike ride across Iowa, I became very frustrated. I seemed to pedal my bike and go nowhere. Now I had to decide if it was more important to enjoy ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
6/9/2015 9:09:38 PM

Reviewer: Lisa S., 45-54 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I started taking 50mg of Topamax around 2002, when I was about 41-42, for what neurologist thought were migraines. Increased to 75mg to curb addt'l auras. But she called the episodes "Atypical Migraines" because I don't get headaches so we believed I am having partial non-convulsive seizures. In about 2007, my psychiatrist increased the dose to 125mg to help with major depression ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
6/9/2015 1:59:08 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I've had constant aura vision migraine for a year & have lost 3 points of vision in one eye. That's why I've been taking topiramate since the beginning of March (3mos). I lost over 1/2 of my hair! I hardly have any left. So sad, but otherwise it was working at 50mg at night, but we went back down to 25mg not working as well. I can't take amitriptalean, the other 2 meds my dr sa ... Show Full Comment

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