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    Condition: Migraine Prevention
    9/23/2015 11:40:39 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    The first time i took this medicine it literally hit me like a tranquilizer with dizziness. But as time progressed i have realized that my migraines have lesson but i'm still very sensitive to noise and lighting at moments. The one thing that is really making me stop taking this med is the mood changes. I would feel angry out of no where and just get very frustrated. This med is good for a sho ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Migraine Prevention
    9/21/2015 10:13:50 AM

    Reviewer: jpress, 45-54 Female (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I have used Topamax for several years. My dr said my migraines were due to "sinuses"...which meant they were pretty much all the time. Like the others mentioned, I started out at 25mg and it affected me with shakiness and dizziness but went away over time. I am up to 200 mg once daily and I rarely have a breakthrough headache. When I do, I take a Maxalt MLT and it goes away quickly. My i ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Migraine Prevention
    9/19/2015 7:15:22 AM

    Reviewer: hcragun, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    I have been taking Topamax for about 10 years now for severe migraines. I started off at 25mg and worked my way up to 200mg twice a day. This left me in a fog. I couldn't remember words, what TV show I just watched, what I just ate for dinner, etc. It's depressing to feel so stupid. Carbonated beverages tasted like metal now. This I didn't mind because, heh, they're not good for yo ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Migraine Prevention
    9/5/2015 1:22:33 PM

    Reviewer: JMC778, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    A neurologist started me at 25 mg taken at night to prevent migraine. After one week, raised to 50 mg. An additional week, 100 mg. I lost my appetite. No longer ate chocolate, drank coffee, nor could "taste" carbonation in soda. On the plus size, my frequency of migraine went from about 15 - 20 a month down to about once a week. However, noise seemed louder all the time. Li ... Show Full Comment

    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

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