I also have memory loss, speech issues- loss of finding right words, difficulty studying, poor concentration, tiredness, irritability and weight gain. I feel like a scatter brain when I stumble over the right words often. Does anyone know of better alternative(s) to gabapentin? Im using it as a preventative med for migraines.
The following is a link to some 60 medicines used for migraine prevention. Each is rated and offers reviews. Hope this helps:
I have been taking Topamax (Topramate) 200 mg/day which is a higher dose than is common now. I don't have the tiredness or weight gain, in fact Topamax has almost eliminated my appetite. I do have significant short term memory problems though & at times have concentration problems too. It does prevent many migraines that I know I would have gotten. I found that irritability came from being "on the edge of getting a migraine" and/or my anti-depressant needed improving.
- Gabapentin Information for Consumers
- Gabapentin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Gabapentin (detailed)
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