Moderator for Chronic Pain and Epilepsy
Rare neurodegenerative /movement disorder called “Multiple System Atrophy”. Mobility issues,, neuropathic pain, spasticity, myoclonus, central apnea, collagenous colitis, joint and body pain, swallowing and respitory involvement, Implants: intrathecal pump & neurostimulator. Extra features: O2 & wheelchair.
I have been on the non generic Topamax for years to control my headaches. It saved my sanity. A few months ago the insurance company switched me to the generic. Within weeks I was back to almost daily headaches. I have been able to up my dose of the generic but I have one of the lesser known side effects of paresthesias and although it is not medically threatening, driving and suddenly not feeling my hands is almost as bad as the sudden onset of partial blindness from the head ache. I have a doctor’s appointment in the morning. Has anyone tested the different brands of the generic to see if one works better?