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Condition: Migraine Prevention
5/21/2015 3:16:45 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 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 am very happy with this medication. I was having severe migraines lasting 5 days with 2-3 good days in between. I rarely have them anymore. I also take meds for depression and that has not been a problem for me at all. I would recommend this medication, but with the precaution of being aware of the possible side effects and staying under a doctor's care.

Condition: Migraine Prevention
3/3/2015 6:00:50 PM

Reviewer: Dreamspinner, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
After two very small doses, I was suicidal, wanted to go buy a gun and blow my head off and I was googling lethal doses of drugs. There is a big suicide warning on this drug info. And it made my legs so weak, I could barely walk, blurred vision. Luckily, it was a blizzard, sub zero temps, a Sunday, and I could barely walk, so I couldn't go anywhere to buy a gun. This drug is a disaster. I ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
3/2/2015 1:27:18 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This medication mostly prevented my every day horrible migraines, however I couldn't deal with the side effects and everyone should be weary of this drug and it's side effects too. After taking it for only a few months, my vision was so blurry I could barely drive, I could barely look at and understand the computer. I felt drunk. I thought I had a permanent concussion or I needed to get my ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
1/14/2015 2:43:04 PM

Reviewer: cookie57, 55-64 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I only used this four days, felt like crap, like i had the flu,a only on a very low dose, had to go to bed and they tell you you have to tolerate it? Dont think so. Medicine isnt made for every human on this planet and it rocked my world.!!No way id ever suggest this for anyone. I missed work which is fine, flushing this junk out of my system and will go from here.Ive read the stories on the side ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
9/10/2014 2:00:07 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
This drug worked for me and I would still be on it if it weren't for the side effects. I could handle the numb hands and feet and losing most of my hair as long as it kept the migraines at bay, but I could not live with the brain fog, loss of words, inability to concentrate and being completely unable to learn anything new. I have not been able to find anything that is very effective on my m ... Show Full Comment

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