Hi...I have recently been put on Topamax....today is day 7......I am interested in others stories from those early days and weeks of being on it. Side effects...what faded or leveled off after some build up in the system, etc. I have been searching the net and have seen lots of good and bad...really all over the scale stories and opinions, which is what I expected of course.
I AM having headaches(probly 4-5 on the pain scale), but the timing is off as hormonal TOM is just finishing up its miserable spell (time of the month....yep...my old pal TOM) is one of many commonalities with triggers for me, so I expect some relief there soon enough. I am noticing some of that dopiness I have read about ("dopamax" is a term I have read alot of!), but nothing I can't handle.
My tounge feels like its made of cotton balls for the most part so drinking lots of water, and I think the temp contol within me is a little busted ( a few weird sweat spells...like a hot flash maybe??? in the middle of the night only so I am wondering if its cuz I am not continually drinking water at that point in the day??? I am not old enough for real hot flashes!!).
But the biggest thing is food related. Anything carbonated is gross...and I normally love my bubbles!!! and I just don't feel the need to eat...at all. Its weird. I love food...and could stand to lose 30 or 40 pounds...no more than that....but I have lost 6 pounds in the last week...but I eat nothing.....and I mean NOTHING. I don't even think about food. I do home childcare, so am in my kitchen alot all day and it really just doesn't occur to me to eat something...very strange!!!
I go back to the neurologist in a few weeks to see where I am at with it......but wanted opionions and stories from those who have tried it.....
thanks in advance!