Hi, I am 19 yrs old and have been suffering from migraines for 12 years. I finally went to a neurologist this year and he perscribed Topamax. It was working but he slowly bumped up the mg of the Topamax to suite my needs. When I reached 100mg the meds were working really well I was having only 1-3 migraines per week, compared to having them about everyday before I started medication. My neurologist still wanted me to have less migraines, so I figured he would increase my medication again. But instead he took me off Topamax because he was afraid I would experience memory loss and didnt want it to interfere with my school work since I am in college. Even though I had not had any side effects with Topamax except weight loss.
He then prescribes Zonegran 100mg and within a week to increase it to 200mg. I have been taking the Zonegran for 2 1/2 weeks and I am constantly feeling fatigued, even if I get plenty of sleep. I am also having concentration issues with my school work and studying, it has become difficult for me to focus on it. Are these normal side effects for Zonegran?
I do not like the side effects I am having with Zonegran and want to switch back to Topamax. Is it weird for a neurologist to change your meds, although you aren't having any side effects?