Count your blessings!!! I thank heaven everyday that I got off of Topamax, as it was nothing short of poison to me. I was on too much of it and for too long, and I suffer every day with the residual brain damage. I'm so glad that you all have had a positive result, guess I got to "take one for the team". Nothing I can do about it now, so I'll just be happy for the rest of you. Just promise me one thing...if you ever start having negative memory problems, you will immediately start to titrate off the medication. Once this drug does a number on your brain function, it doesn't go away, and I can tell you, not being able to remember things from one minute to the next is a lousy situation to live with...OK?!!
Your results from using Topamax are what is supposed to happen. You are a very lucky person, and I am so happy for you. I only wish we all could have had your great results. My experience has been so bad, I have to remind myself that people like you are truly helped by this medication. Otherwise, I'd be on a conquest to have Topamax banned from the planet. Thanks for sharing your story.
Thanks for your comments Cranky....I have to admit I was very leary after reading your comments and some others. But the amytriptaline was just horrible for me. So I figured...what the heck. I already had some short term memory issues before starting the topamax...and figured I would not notice any difference. I actually feel MORE organized if you can believe it. I know this drug is used for bi-polar and manic and depression disorders and wonder if I was not suffering from some sub-clinical issue in that depression spectrum. Really because I feel so much better in a lot of ways. I had not had a full night's sleep since having my daughter ten years ago, and now sleep very well without feeling doped out like the last drug. I have gone from 3-4 migraines a week to maybe one a week, if that even. I am so sorry about your experience with the topamax, but it has honestly been a wonderful drug for me.
I believe, we all must listen to our body and hear what is says . Drugs are not a one-size fits all, and we all need to talk to our doctors and each person needs to find the right fit. I know you are searching yourself yet, for several answers and I pray you are able to find at least some relief
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