I've just been prescribed Topomax by my neurologist - I've been living with constant headache 24/7 ... got it when I get up and it worsens as the day progresses.
He's given me 25mg to take for 10 days, then 50mg thereafter. I have an appointment to see him again in 6 weeks.
I saw me during the week and have taken the Topomax for about
3-4 nights now.
The first 2 nights I took it at 10pm which gave me certain syptoms like dizziness, tingling, drowsiness etc because I was still up for about
4 hours after taking it. But I wisened up and am now taking it at 1am and going to bed at 2am.
I have a few questions please .........
How long does it take to start working, if it's going to help my headaches?
I've still got 2 side effects that I'm hoping will go after I've been taking it ...... change in taste of carbonated drinks (soda water) ..... it now tastes terrible ....... and I'm sleeping a LOT more ...... will these changes go away, or do I have them for as long as I"m on the med? If they go, how long will it be before I see them go?
And the final question, on another thread in this forum I saw mentioned that Topomax has a life of 1 daywww.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=31&m=2114536
If you take the Topomax at a peak time of the day - in th evening, won't it risk running low each day and so each day you're spending some of the day at a lower dosage of the med? Know what I mean?
ie. who's to say that it doesn't last 23 hours for you, so the last hour of the day you have no pain relief? Or that the last hour of the day has less intensity of pain relief that at the beginning of the day when you've already been on it since the night before? Does it gete used up evenly through the day or at a proportionate rate?
Anyway, I'd love to know a little bit about
what to expect.