I am sorry, I don't know much about this topic. It sounds like perhaps you should go get a second opinion from another doctor if you're not comfortable with the instructions your doctor has provided. Is she a neurologist? Doctors usually have patients best interests in mind, I am sure she doesn't want anything to happen to you so I would imagine she's giving you the best advice available. As I said, it never hurts to get a second opinion, I wouldn't be surprised if you get the same response but at least that would fortify that it's the correct answer. What are you going to be using to control your migraines after you get off topamax (or are you hoping they are gone)? If you're suffering from depression, an antidepressant may be an option. I took pristiq for a while for migraines and the results were incredible. I suffer from depression as well but not due to medication.
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