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rhondab
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   Posted 2/29/2008 8:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Natabelaknits said...
Hi,

I'm new to the forum. I was diagnosed with MS in November and have been on Avonex. I also have migraines and have had them for years. My neurologist prescribed topamax and I just started my first dose tonight. I've been online searching for info on side effects, etc. but wanted more specifically to hear about anyone with MS who is using topamax. One of the side effects of topamax is pain and tingling in hands and feet. I already have that pretty consistently from the MS, so I figure that shouldn't bother me. I was on elavil for the nerve pain and for migraine suppression but it really wasn't helping that much with the nerve pain and I was gaining a lot of weight. My neurologist said topamax would be great for migraine suppression. I just want to feel good and be able to exercise and be active with my family.
Hey Nata
 
Welcome to the board! I started this thread so others could see u'r post and u'd get more attention to u'r question.
 
I'm so glad u found us and hope u'll feel comfortable asking anything u need. This is a great community of people who are all willing to help in any way they can. Feel free to ask questions we'll all do what we can to help u find answers. Also, we have ms chat on Monday's of each week at 6:00pm (cst). I hope u'll be able to join us!
 
I'm sorry, i can't speak to u'r question on MS and Migraines. I don't have ms, but have been closely looked at for migraines. At this point my probs aren't considered to be migraines, so i guess i can't offer any help here. I'm sure others will be along soon to post tho. Take good care and, again, welcome to the board.

rhonda
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natabelaknits
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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 2/29/2008 8:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Rhonda,

Thank you so much for your welcoming reply.
Your quote: "Sometimes the Lord calms the storm. Sometimes He lets the storm rage and calms His child." is wonderful and was very meaningful to me today.

Have a wonderful day!
natabelaknits

Sunnycitrus
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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 3/2/2008 10:02 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi natabelaknits,

 

I can't answer your question, but just wanted to say “hi” and welcome you to the board. I hope the topamax gives you great pain relief, and you are able to tolerate it well. I know you are looking for info on people with MS who use it, but you might also try checking or posting on the migraine headache board if you have more general questions or concerns about this med. Please do let us know how you are doing.

 

Sunny :-)

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