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Condition: Migraine Prevention
6/22/2014 8:34:01 AM

Reviewer: Kth68, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been taking Topamax for exactly four years now for migraine prevention. Had tried all the other drugs over the prior 15 years with no help from any. And Depakote made me gain over 30 lbs. in 3 months while not helping the migraines! Had migraines since my teens, but getting worse and worse as I aged, until I was having 3-4 a week. Between an annual Radio Frequency Lesioning procedure on my ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
6/20/2014 5:18:53 PM

Reviewer: eulab09, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I saw a neurologist because i was experiencing about 8-10 mingraines a week. This is a miracle drug!! Although it has some side affects that im not too happy about. The tingling of my fingers, feet and mouth are pretty bad. This medication makes me extremely sleepy. I can seriously sleep all day long.Im not a big soda drinker, but when i do, the belching is pretty crazy! I do forget things from ti ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
6/18/2014 9:01:45 AM

Reviewer: Kippieloo, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I've read some of the reviews here to see what symptoms others are experiencing on Topamax. I'm glad that I did, because it explains some random symptoms I'm feeling that I didn't know might be related to taking this drug.I do need to comment, though. I have 53 years of migraine under my belt. Blurry vision, difficulty retrieving words, temporary memory loss: HELLO! These are (for ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
6/2/2014 2:14:41 PM

Reviewer: busyworkingmomof2, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
This medication has helped in preventing my migraines so much!!! Do I still get them... sure I do... as often, and as severe... heck no!!! I have suffered from crippling migraines since college. I have tried other migraine maintenance medicines... nothing worked. I was having chronic migraine when my Dr. finally suggested trying Topamax!! It has been a God send!!! (I worked through them no mat ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
5/27/2014 4:53:57 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
After amitriptyline stopped working to prevent my migraines, my doctor prescribed Topamax. I was so excited because I wanted relief and needed to lose weight (amitriptyline weight gain of about 40 lbs.)I had high hopes and decided not to take the "dopamax" reputation seriously. MY MISTAKE! In just two days of 50 mgs. a day, I became a dopey, confused and unenthusiastic person. I was migr ... Show Full Comment

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