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Condition: Migraine Prevention
1/7/2008 11:11:23 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Topamax is was a very helpful drug for my very frequent migraines although, I found the side effects quite overwhelming. I was glad to read others felt ditsy and had difficulty with getting the right words out in conversation.I stopped taking it as could not bare feeling so anxious, stupid, tingly, sleepless and cold all the time.My doctor was not helpfull and did not recognise that these side eff ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
1/6/2008 12:09:58 AM

Reviewer: papergirl, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
If you can bear with the side effects for the first two months, it is so worth it. I have gone from daily headaches and dehibiltating migraines twice a month to 1-2 migraines this past year, and they are manageable with relpax...no more trips to the doc to get a shot and a dose of narcotics!! As far as side effects, had the tingling of the hands, then someone told me to take a multi-vitamin and t ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
1/5/2008 5:07:25 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I like the fact that the topamax has stopped my headache. I just don't like the fact that the way things taste are now different and I also have a problem sleeping now. On the positive outlook I am losing weight and getting more done throughout the day.

Condition: Migraine Prevention
1/4/2008 12:04:15 PM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Prior to taking topamax I had tried 14 different medications that ALL failed over the course of grueling migraines for 2 years. Topamax is the only thing that has worked for me. And a pleasent side effect is you can lose a few pounds too!

Condition: Migraine Prevention
1/3/2008 4:44:33 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I am in the process of calling my doctor to see if I should stop treatment. I am currently on only 50 mg. 100 mg was to strong of a dose at first and caused me to have heart palpatations. Now, my vision is changing and I do have more "ditzier" moments than usual. I have been on this medication for about 21/2 months now.

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