Well, I have been on Topamax for several weeks now and it seems as tho this is the med for me.
Not only have my migraines decreased in frequency to nearly none, but my mood is excellent! I had been on Welbutrin, but that wasn't working so well, so they took me off that to put me on amytriptaline (did not get rid of my headaches and my mood got worse, I felt like I was hit by a freight train, and I gained 25 pounds in three months that I am still trying to shed). So, I weaned off that and built up to 50mg in the AM and 50mg PM of the topamax and I think I love it!
I have mild tingling of the hands, feet, and face occassionally and not usually all at once. I pop up early every morning awake and refreshed, I sleep well at night (has been a problem for me for years), and I actually joined a gym yesterday - which as you all know, the thought of working out with a migraine is just, well....not very pleasant. My appetite is small, so hopefully this extra weight will go away! Soda tastes yucky. I have not experienced the mental deficiencies I have read about. All in all, I feel well, first time in about ten years I can say that! I hope it sticks! I thank my neurologist headache specialist and you folks here! (who knew there were specialist in that field!!!!) I hope these comments are helpful to others.