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Bea - August 5

My doctor is thinking about putting me on topamax after recently having a bad reaction to nortriptaline. Has anyone made that switch? Does anyone take topamax? Is it working for sleep?

 

karen - July 31

My doctor gives me topamax as a migraine preventive medicine. I take 75 mg. a day.

 

Karen - August 5

I take Topamax, the gentle increase in doses has worked as a migraine preventative. For Fibro it makes life bareable. Topamax along with Robaxin as a muscle relaxer and Xanax at night for sleep. I only have a bad break through set of days every so often. I watch my diet and my activities and stay away from fumes/chemicals. Hope this helps.

 

Cairo - October 13

Topamax has worked well for some Fibro sufferers, but I had a very bad time with it. I started very low and increased the dosage very slowly, but experienced every side effects listed, including panic attacks, which I haven't fully recovered from. One thing you should be aware of taking Topamax is that it can cause metabolic acidosis in some people (not all).


I recommend starting the dose VERY LOW (like 25mg), and increasing it every week or two by only 25mg. Same for titrating the dose downwards, if you want to discontinue it.

You may do fine with Topamax, but be aware of the potential for very troublesome side effects that may limit it's usefulness for you.


Good luck.


Cairo

 

deannamarie8fan - October 20

Be careful. Topamax caused me vision problems, somnolence and dizziness. Good luck.

 

asilinc298 - November 22

I took topomax for migraine prevention and had to stop taking it because it made me so slow in thinking, like I was retarded or something.

 

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