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Condition: Other
2/23/2015 10:45:50 PM

Reviewer: Caring Mother, 13-18 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My son is 14 years old and has ADHD. He has had ADHD since he was 5. He started taking Buspar 2 years ago and after a year it stop working. He started taking 300mg Trileptal 2x a day for the past year and his mood swing was greatly improved.

Condition: Other
1/26/2015 3:18:06 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
The first week on this (300mg, 2X/day) was wonderful - I finally had some relief from years of bipolar I disorder. After that, the effects gradually went away until I went back to my previous mixed state. We upped the dosage to 600mg, 2X/day and I was in a good place for 3-4 days, then it started wearing off again. Eventually I became very depressed at this dosage. My psychiatrist worked with ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
11/6/2014 6:45:52 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
On this for BiPolar. Not too sure on it. My moods are "brittle", not very reliable for it's use as a mood stabilizer so far. Unusual tension near top of head, like wearing a band way too tight. Sometimes goes from tension to actual headache. Sleep unreliable, sometimes can't stay awake, other times cannot sleep. Walking coordination sometimes slips, my own feet tangle with each o ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
7/20/2014 8:25:33 AM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Had rash, bumps all over. Started out as dry, flakey skin that no lotion would work, turned to red then purple rash. Shortness of breath too. Most likely Stevens-Johnson Syndrome but no Doctor would look into that specifically. Didn't have rash before and haven't had it since.

Condition: Other
6/27/2014 5:51:11 PM

Reviewer: Male (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been on so many meds at the same time, and the trileptal made me emotionless, frustrated, and worst of all, confused. Just because you get a manic episode from your ADHD meds doesn't mean you're bipolar. Luckily, I got off of it, and I felt like my old self. Being irritable once in a while is ok too.

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