Topamax and birth control

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Irishmom4
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   Posted 10/16/2010 8:25 AM (GMT -6)   
My 20 year old daughter has been suffering from migraines so after many tests her neurologist finally put her on topamax. He briefly made a comment about her birth control being less effective while on this med. I suggested an alternate form of birth control and he suggested  folic acid to boast the effectiveness of her birth control pill for a few months until we see if the topamax will work.   Of course my naive daughter trust this doctor's advice and thinks she is covered but I am very skeptical and afraid. She has had a serious boyfriend for over a year so it  makes it even more scary. When I talked to her about it she said "the doc said it was fine, you worry to much"   What are your thoughts???? Has anyone ever heard of this???
 
Sincerely,
Elizabeth
 
 

AnxietyGirl74
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   Posted 10/24/2010 6:16 PM (GMT -6)   
The first time I was on Topamax nobody told me it would effect my birth control. Only this second time did they warn me about it. I would advise having her use spermicide if she doesn't want to use condoms. I would maybe have her gynocologist talk to her since she seems to put so much faith in this other doctor. Maybe she would believe him/her. At any rate, she does not want to end up pregnant at 20. Good luck and I hope you come up with something that helps her.

Irishmom4
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   Posted 10/25/2010 4:41 AM (GMT -6)   

Thanks for the advice. I didn't think about that option, it has been awhile since I had to worry about birth control.

Elizabeth

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