My son is 14 and has been suffering from migraines since January. We have been on different meds tha have not worked. His neurologist started him on Topamax about
3 weeks ago. He took 25mg for four days and then when up to 50. He is also on 25 mg of Elevil as a preventative. He has been on the Elevil through all of the different medications. When he started the 2 pills of Topamax, his mood changed drastically. He was irritable, sad, withdrawn, and would have esplosive arguments. He would also just lay in his bed and sleep. His headaches are stll not under control. I called the neuro back and he dropped him back down to 1 pill of Topamax along with the Elevil. The first week he seemed to to much better. Headaches were not as bad at all, sometimes almost non-existant. This past week he has slowly gone back downhill. Today after school he seemed to be doing better and had an prety good day. But he quickly became aggravated after a small situation with his younger brother and then was quiet and withdrawn the rest of the evening. His head was hurting much worse again. He is indecisive, frustrated, and sad. THe night ended with a blow up and him just crying his eyes out becasue of the pain, and the guilt of his demeanor (which in turn I know adds to he headache) I feel so helpless, and January will be a year since he first started seeing doctors for his headaches. I cant imagine not being headache free for a whole year. I dont know what else to say to the doctor. NOTHING is working. We have had a CT during one of his ER visits early on and it was fine. I am (1) wondering if the Topamax could be the cause of his drastic moods, and (2) if anyone has any ideas as to what else these headaches can be from. I am fighting to get him to understand these meds take time to build up, and htere is no instant cure, but I also see his side of just being over it all, and a lot of the headaches can be being made worse from his stress of knowing what every day is going to be like, having to force himself to struggle through school, no being able to concentrate, aside from just not being able to do anything with out being in pain.
Thank you for listening, and any unput. This is my fist time here, and am at my wits end, and am trying to give as much detail as possible to get any input I can. Thanks again!