I got to the fourth week on T., endured four days on 50 mg. am, 50 mg. pm, the WEIRD taste and smell, the increasing muscle weakness, especially upper body, although strangely I could go much longer than usual on my low-impact leg exerciser equipment and even situps. The icky taste and smell diminished, but I could have slept around the clock, and it tired me out to take a shower, wore out my arm to brush my teeth! I dropped back to to 25 am, 25 pm. I'm ready to combine it with a shot of Imitrex (I've never tried it) up my nose the next time I'm hit with a monster that makes me throw up for 12 hours and cry to God "Why, why, why!!" But I'm not ready for what 100 mg a day of Topiramate does to me. Please don't suggest REAL TOPAMAX. I'm uninsured. I'm already getting the Topiramate from around the globe via Canada, it's the only way. Until recently, even that was priced out of my range. (I'm 62. I think this drug knocks old people down on their hineys, maybe? My migraines had lessened in my thirties, gone completely away in my fifties, but returned as bad as ever after I quit smoking and my last child grew up. I keep thinking this is a joke, or I'm dreaming, that it's temporary and the headaches will just go away again.)
Happy 2012, fellow sufferers. Hope it's all better by now for the ones who posted above.