Hello. I'm new here and am grateful to have found this forum. Here's my story with a few questions.
My Neuro prescribed 25 mg 1st week; 50 mg 2nd week; 75 mg 3rd week; 100 mg 4th week. At first I thought, WOW!!!! No more headaches!!! I thought for sure this was a miracle drug. But, then on Sunday, beginning my 5th week (still at 100 mg) I woke up with a headache so I took Imitrex; same thing happended Monday morning and Tuesday morning and Wednesday morning!!! I had to call my doctor on Wednesday because I had such severe pain behind my left eye ball! Did anyone ever experience pain in their eyes??? She had me decrease the Topamax back to 75 mg and wants me to stay at 75 mg for another 2 weeks. Well, by Friday of last week I had a FULL BLOWN migraine! Doc prescribed a 6 day Methylprednisolone (steroids) pack for swelling and meds for the nausea. Well, I'm continuing on the 75 mg of Topamx and STILL waking up each day with headaches. I've been taking Imitrex for the pain, which at least gets me functioning and able to make it to work. I'm beginning to wonder that since I'm waking up EVERYDAY with a headache again if this is going to work for me. So, I guess, my question is how long before you see any results?
As far as the weight issue goes, do you eventually STOP losing weight? I can't afford to lose any more weight. I've been on Topamax for 6 weeks and have lost 10 lbs.
As far as the memory things goes, I'm finding myself a lot more "quiet". Perhaps because I don't want to make a fool of myself.
Thanks for letting me share my story.