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Condition: Migraine Prevention
12/26/2014 4:32:51 PM

Reviewer: nanna, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been on Topamax for almost 5 years. I take 100mg twice a day and went from almost daily migraines to 1-3 a month. The side effects did go away after a while. Certain foods will leave a bitter after taste that never did before, but it's worth it.

Condition: Migraine Prevention
12/24/2014 8:02:37 PM

Reviewer: gracefabin, 13-18 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I'm a 17 year old female. I was diagnosed with Chronic Severe Migraines when I was 7 years old. I still have migraines, not as often as I did when I was younger. I was on Topamax 75 mg twice a day.I took Topamax from when I was 7 years old until I was 12, and then when I was 14. I had little to no effect on my migraines. I had the side effects of weight loss, which was not bad at the time but ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
12/22/2014 4:08:41 AM

Reviewer: Hawaiian, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Ive had migraines from childhood. My symptoms were more severe and mimic strokes; inability to speak, numbness on one side of the body. During periods of heavy stress in the work environment, I would get up to five migraines per. week. Topirmate doesnt stop migraines therefore I continue to take sumatriptan for severe symptoms. However since I have been using topiramate my migraines have reduced f ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
12/18/2014 12:56:43 PM

Reviewer: TNT, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Started at 25mg and went to 75mg now I am back down to 25mg because of the side effects, saw a reduction in the migraines but when I did get one the intensity was worse than without being on Topamax. I have experienced dizziness this included running into walls and doorways, forgetfulness, numbness and tingling in the hands and feet, mood swings and not to mention sexual side effects. Not sure if ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
12/15/2014 6:56:49 AM

Reviewer: Seven, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been on topamax now for about five years. Migraines with auras were beginning to cause mini strokes. I was getting them more often and causing problems. This drug works. It just takes time to get over some of the annoying side affects. While trying to get use to this drug, I tried taking only at night, which did not work, migraines came back. Sometimes if the side effects aren't as bad ... Show Full Comment

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