Hi Shady. I can't take Topomax because it caused lung damage for me...but before people get upset, I'm one of those people that react to most meds; Topo works wonderfully for many people...I'm just not one of them!. Elavil works quite well for me, on many levels..sleep, pain, migraine;; but weight gain, whew...I gained steadily.
I do have a suggestion; a med that is similar in qualities to Topo but with less side effects..Zonegran. I've been on it since January and I did have some breathing issues at first and then some intestinal issues, but they all calmed down after just a short time and I'm having success with it. Have your Doc contact MHNI in Ann Arbor if he's not aware of the practice; like Topo used to be, this is off label.