I've been suffering from migraines for years and it has been something that I've just dealt with. On average, I would say that I would get at least 2-3 migraines a week. Recently, I've started seeing a new doctor and I voiced this issue with him and he has prescribed me Topamax, he said that it would prevent them altogether which would be totally awesome!! Having migraines is not fun at all, it can be very debilitating and with me having small children, being down is not a luxury I can afford. He's started me out on 25mg once daily at bedtime and to increase by one pill weekly until I reach 4 pills a night. So far, I've been taking these pills for two weeks now and I've had two migraines. How long does it take for the pills to start working? What is the dosage that makes the migraines apparently lessen altogether?? Also, he informed me that topamax will cause some weight loss, and decrease appetite.. needless to say I haven't experienced either. Have I not been on the meds long enough? Also, I am using the implanon birth control, could this be causing some type of counter reaction to the topamax? I've also been reading about some side effects that others say they have been experiencing and it frightens me.. I have not yet experienced hair loss, or brain fog? Some people are basically saying that this medication is making them a total idiot.. others are giving it great praise.. what are your experiences with the drug? Would anyone care to shed some light or thought onto my questions? Thanks!
I also have migraines and was prescribed Topamax 50 mg one time a day, my migraines stopped within 2 weeks. I have seen a small reduce in hunger but no weight loss, on the down side after about four months my brain fog is horrible, I'm going to talk with my doctor about reducing or completely changing medication. Hard to get through the day from the brain fog. But everyone is different.
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