Please don't worry about being negative, I want to know the good the bad and the ugly. I was doing some research and there is just so much that can be written and then you need to include the human experience.
This morning I woke up with intense heartburn and I thought that was odd, but some antacid took care of that, so it's gone. The headache is still there, trying to handle it with tylenol right now, but it's not working very well, but it's tolerable. I see the doc next Friday.
I am blessed to be a stay at home mom, so I have cleared my schedule for the next few weeks to make sure that whatever I have to do can be done during times when I can have help (my mom lives nearby, just moved here in Jan); but my kids do drive me nuts! They are 15, 12 (going on 21, female) and 9...and there is always something. I am nervous about the memory loss as I already have fog due to lupus and fibro, so I think I am going to keep this side effect to myself and not put it out there, lest I be taken advantage of! My kids aren't horrible, they just have their seasons like we all do I guess.
I, too, am sensitive to meds, if Topamax doesn't work,the next one will be neurontin, I just wen this way first because the side effects were the ones I liked better. the depakote was horrible, I was holding onto the walls.
It will be nice to not have headaches, they just put a cloud on the whole day, I hope this works for me! i am not fond of the neurontin side effects and I truly don't know where I go from there. My doc is adament against any narcotics, we argue because I tell him he makes me feel like a junkie asking for a fix when that is not the case, but I think we are slowly coming to an understanding, I pray it is so anyway, will know next week!
<FONT color=#800080>sjogrens - 2005
<FONT color=#800080>meds - Plaquenil, Zelnorm, Klonopin, Seroquel, Zomig, Ultram, Zyrtec, Flexeril, Topamax