I took Neurontin before I took Topamax. I found that it wasn't as severe as Topamax. I did gain weight and it was difficult to come off of, but on it, I felt better than on Topamax. I don't think it really worked for me, but it's a lot more gentle on your system. My family doctor lives by Neurontin. My neurologist lives by Topamax.
Neurontin didn't work for me. I wish it had. I'm about out of options and ready to give in and give up. I've tried Topamax, Zonegran, Midrin, Imatrex, Maxalt, imiprimine (which I'm still on) and so many others I don't remember. Now I'm on Inderal LA. My neuro wants to increase the dosage from 120 mg twice a day to 120 mg 3 times a day. I don't understand how that will make a difference. I kinda want to wean off of it and see what happens by using abortives only.
Sorry to hijack your post, I didn't really mean to, it just sorta happened as I typed.
I'm writing the info down right now. I'm willing to try anything. It eased a bit this morning but can feel it coming back right now and it's going to be at full force again. I may make hubby take me to the ER today. Something has to break this cycle!
BTW, no I don't drink alcohol at all. But I do drink 2-3 diet cokes a day. I went off of the caffeine about a year ago for an entire year and noticed no difference what-so-ever. So, since I love the tast of it, I'm drinking it again. I think the caffeine, for me, may be an inhibitor sorta. Who knows? The doctors sure don't sometimes!
Post Edited (seechell) : 12/25/2006 3:04:30 PM (GMT-7)