Personalised Dose of Topiramate

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

New Member

Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 12/27/2008 7:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Because of such limited visits / communication with neurologist, I've been completely unable to make official changes to my dose of Topiramate, aka Topamax, since... 2004, really. I've halved my dose for years, to stop me being a zombied sleeper in the working day, and it's working just perfectly. The main niggle is that my allowance to drive is in line with a clause that I follow the guidlelines of my neurologist's prescription. No arguments so far, and my doc is very understanding, informally... I'd rather keep the license and go thru the odd cluster headache than lose another job...

I'm new here. Is this site entirely US? Is there any UK knowledge? Any advice?


Veteran Member

Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 2408
   Posted 12/31/2008 4:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi there,

Not sure how I missed this post! Although this site is mostly US, I am one of few UK based moderators so I know about UK specific meds and can sympathise about the NHS!

My recomendation would be to speak to your GP. He can (although he may choose not to) alter the dosage on the topamax. He can choose to defer the situation to the neuro which (as you have said) is a pain since it is REALLY hard to get to see one. But I agree, that it is safer to take the higher dosage and keep your licence.

Everyone has a guardian angel. They help pick you up when you fall, comfort you through your times of need and help you appreciate the times when things are going well.
"A gold medal is a wonderful thing. But if your not enough without it, you will never be enough with it." - Irvine Blitzer (John Candy) in Cool Runnings
Moderator - Epilepsy Forum
Co-Moderator - Depression Forum
Help support the forums so we can support you:

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Tuesday, November 21, 2017 2:38 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,896,408 posts in 317,902 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 157485 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Annelisecrumb.
476 Guest(s), 12 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
goshawk, Inderjit Singh Madahar, Spring, JNF, cakegirl, Girlie, mpost, yancync, NicolaTE, Desertsun66, insomniaaa, ljimd

About Us | Advertise | Donate
Newsletter | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer
Follow on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Pinterest
©1996-2017 LLC  All Rights Reserved.