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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 5/10/2009 3:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Has any one tried Epilum then changed to Topomax? I am not convinced with Epilum and have put loads of weight on. Had migraine for 30 years now and at the end of my tether!!

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Date Joined Dec 2005
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   Posted 5/11/2009 9:01 AM (GMT -6)   
I didn't switch directly from Epilum (actually, Depakote, which has the same active ingredient) to Topomax (maybe a couple years between using the two), but I do remember getting more relief from Topomax. I had lots of the same cognitive/memory side effects with both, but I lost weight with Topomax compared to gaining it with depakote. Unfortunately, the effectiveness of Topomax wore off after 6 months or so. Topomax can take up to 3 months at full dosage to have full effects. Be sure your doctor has you start at a low dose and build gradually so you minimize the side effects.

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   Posted 5/12/2009 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I had more relief of topomaz. And uhh wow what a nic Mark lol. Well this character Mark is right, you need to start at a low dose and work up.
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