Posted 8/30/2014 9:14 PM (GMT -6)
The side effects are real. I took Topomax (or Dopomax as I've heard it called) for a while several years ago. Like many preventatives, I initially experienced good results. Plus, I lost about 20 pounds which I thought was great. Then the memory loss started. I would see people that I knew casually out in public and remember their names. Phone numbers, historical facts that I once knew, all begin to go.
I cut out using Topomax several years ago and won't use it again. I have used Depakote since then without the side effects, but it didn't do much to prevent the migraines.