Post Edited (smjohnri) : 7/29/2006 3:50:32 PM (GMT-6)
I've been taking Topamax since June 16th,2006... It has helped with the frequency and intensity of my migraines. I'm taking 25mg a.m./ 25mg p.m.
First 2 weeks lots of the side effects, fog, fatigue, coke taste bad, etc.,..I was also supposed to tritate to 100mg...I decided to linger at lower dosage due to side effects and also after reading and researching and getting relief at the lower mg...
Talk with your doc, about staying at the lower dosage...I was thinking for me I wished I would of started even slower, as in first week 25mg. every other day, second and third week 25mg. every day, etc...........Best wishes.....Goldie.
I spent about eight months on Topamax, reaching a high dosage of 400mg. I had every side effect on the list, including the insomnia. It was killing me, especially since I had all the spastic mental problems. My doctor put me on 200/300mg of Trazadone for the insomnia. This stuff knocks me right out. I still take it, although I dumped that awful Topamax, which wasn't helping me at all. Remember to watch that you don't consume too much calcium, and drink plenty of liquids to avoid kidney stones.