I have been on Topamax since May of this year. It has given me my life back. I have had no serious side effects, such as memory issues that some people have. That issue seems to be dose sensitive, and varies from person to person. The minor side effects I would gladly deal with any time in exchange for having a life not ruled by my migraines. I currently take 125mg per day. I was started at 25mg and my dose was raised 25mg per week. While I was adjusting to the medication, and each time my dose changed, I had a period of time where I was not interested in food, but that went away after a few days. At this point, the only lingering thing that I even notice is occasional tingling in my hands or feet, and I can't drink carbonated beverages - they taste completely flat. That happened at about 75mg. I lost about 15 lbs over the first 4 months of taking it, which isn't really a bad thing either.
I think it is definitely worth a few months to see if it will help you. Best wishes to you with whatever you choose for treatment, and if you do decide to try Topamax, I hope it works the same miracle for you that it has for me so far.
Fibromyalgia, High BP, Migraines, anxiety, Non Celiac Gluten Intolerant
Current medications: Topamax, Maxalt, Lotrel, Wellbutrin