First, let me welcome you to the Migraine Forum. We value all new members. However, you are clearly a "newbie", giving advise when you haven't had enough experience yourself with the medication(TOPAMAX) to give recommendations to other forum members.
A second opinion on Topamax from a doctor is a waste of time. Doctors like to push whatever is the hot medication of the hour. They don't take it, so they rarely know how awful the side effects can be. Often the patients are so affected by the drug, they can't adequately describe all the side effects they are experiencing. If you go back and read my previous post in this string, it details the HORRORS I've had to deal with regarding this drug.
Reading all the posts on this board regarding Topamax will give you all the information you know about this POISON. There are probably dozens of strings on TOPAMAX. Just keep going back into the archieves. You may be one of the lucky few people that are not bothered by this medication. You may even luckier to have it actually work for you. If so, I envy you. Many more of us TOPAMAX GUINEA PIGS have not been as lucky.
Let us know how you are doing, especially if you keep taking this med.
- On Disablility for: Chronic Migraines, serious Back and Knee problems (will need surgery eventually), moderate Depression, Anxiety/Panic disorder, TMJ
- Divorced, 42, no children
- Surgeries: Gastric Bypass, Gallbladder Removed (followed by a week in the hospital for a Blood Clot), Kidney Stone Removed, Broken Ankle, Major Dental work(four molars pulled, multiple cavities, root canals)
- Current Meds: Lexapro, Klonopin, Wellbutrin, Migranol, Trazadone, Buspar, Nexium, Skelaxin, Phenergan, Chantix, Iron Pills