Neurontin was not a very good medication option for me. I was on it for only 2 1/2 months to treat my hemiplegic migraines (it was the first medication I ever took) and I gained 40 pounds while on Neurontin. It did take away the neuropathic pain that I was experiencing but did nothing for my other migraine symptoms. It also caused a lot of mental confusion and had me really spaced out.
Also coming off of neurontin was one of the worst things I have gone through in my life and I was only on it for approximately 2 1/2- 3 months. Stomach cramps, sleeping problems. Etc.
Topomax was a much better option overall, though I do have some side effects. They include weight loss (not really a bad one
, decrease in sweat production, and visual side effects, which occurred about
4 months after taking the medication. But Topomax did work for me, for a while, so I was pleased despite the side effects.
Post Edited (HemiL) : 9/6/2010 10:06:08 AM (GMT-6)