Posted 7/14/2014 8:40 AM (GMT -6)
I've been on both, and got off both. The topamax definitely helped but had a lot of negative side effects. With the gabapentin, I was unable to maintain the necessary dose (1800-2400mg/day) due to side effects. At one point I was on Topamax, Lyrica, and Gabapentin, but I've gotten off all of them because the side effects were worse than the benefit. I'm getting Botox shots now.
As a side note, many of my initial side effects from Topamax (e.g., tingling/numbness in hands and feet) went away within a month or so. The brain fog that set in was debilitating though. I couldn't think straight, had a hard time focusing, etc.