... Has it helped? What were the side effects
I took topamax for years for my mild tourette's... it helped dramatically! Made all the symptoms go away... I lost about 60 lbs too... it was the only thing that ever worked for me... the side effects were the mind fog, dizzy at first, words go away, and the wt loss..i was on 400mg a day...
I've had TS since age 2... in those days docs told my grandma the way to handle was to just hit me up side the head till I stop acting up. ..my point is it's come long way... I'm currently on anti convulsion med called Vimpat... very new and working.
Neurologist used it on my wife first for seizures and later tried on me with success. ...
I was on Orap 2mg/ day and it worked very well for me. Previous to that I was on Haldol and I was a walking zombie. My sense of humor came back, my ability to think and I did not sleep all day. I still had some tics but quite minimal compared to nothing and even Haldol. but I have to say going to an Osteopathic Neurologist made my tics go from a 7-8 in severity down to a 0-1. If you can, i would suggest that option.
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