Im taking 50mg 2x/day to try to control daily headaches and possibly weekly migraines.
28 Jul 2012
I just stopped taking Zonegran a little over a week ago. I was taking 200 mg per day. I was having about 13 migraines per month and after being on it a month my migraines were less than half a time or two and I had almost half otherwise... until June, I was back up to 13 and realized that I felt 'sad' and just had no oooomph to do anything and no WANT either. I wouldn't call it depression, just sad and lonely. I was also irritable and would get mad easily. I actually went to see my PCP to see if maybe I should be on an anti depressant... all of a sudden it dawned on me, this all started happening a couple of months after starting the new drug. I started taking it Jan 3rd. I am off of it now and I already feel better. I've NEVERED suffered from depression, I'd never felt like that. The cognitive effects were a little less than Topamax, but not a whole lot. It was NOT worth it to ME to continue.
I am not sure what we'll do next, but I will NOT take another anti sezure medication. I know everyone is different, but tell those around you to let you know if your mood/personality changes. Good luck!!!
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