Topamax and drug interactions ..cant sleep

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Awl0282
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   Posted 7/25/2015 8:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I just started on topamax for 2 days on 25mg for headaches i had headaches for a long time. Im worried about this drug and mixing it with other drugs that i take. Im HIV positive and i take stribld everyday before bed my nero doc wants me to take topamax before bed as well. So im taking both of these pills at the same time and i care about my hiv drugs working without interuptions because the virus will get a chance to mutate. So will topamax interfere with stribld?

Now for the other question, my headaches are so bad sometimes that i cant sleep so i take a sleeping aid. What is the seriousness of topamax with a sleeping aid such as alieve pm? The doc told me that it takes a week for topax to start working after a week i take 50mg a day. Right now the headaches are really bad that im still taking excedrine a lot and i was thinking topamax will do something at least a lil bit on the first week so i can stop taking excedrine but omg this is bad.

BnotAfraid
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   Posted 7/26/2015 1:06 PM (GMT -7)   
You can always increase the topamox I am up to 225mg. per day 100am 125 at night. Talk the pharmacist in private about the interactions of your medications, they usually know more than the docs, have better software to look it up.

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