The same, yet changed
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
I have no idea where I was going with that. Not even cluster related. Unless you count all this stress triggering my clusters. My neurologist started me on Topamax, for the second time, a couple of days ago and my thoughts have become a tad disjointed. Last time the side-effect were too much for me. Topamax was one of the first medications I was prescribed before I there was any diagnoses. Maybe this time with my current drug cocktail the clusters and seizures will decrease even further. At least decrease them enough to regain a little bit of independence back and hopefully some dignity will come back as well. That is the hope anyways. Worst case scenario is I will break out in blemishes and become excessively tired again. Sounds like fun, doesn't it
Women and cats will do as they please,
and men and dogs should relax
and get used to the idea.
- Robert A. Heinlein
My name is Maree Sneed and i would like to show you my personal experience with Topamax.
I am 27 years old. Have been on Topamax for 3 months now. Had severe debilitating migraines at least 2x a week. Had to stay in bed. I have a 7 year old. I was missing out on everything. Now I can get out of bed and get on with my day. I am down to maybe 1 migraine a month and it is functional not crippling.
I have experienced some of these side effects -
weight loss, no appetite, severe mood swings, emotional, yucky taste to cola, thirsty, thirsty, thirsty, extreme fatique
I hope this information will be useful to others,
*Please do not use this information for self diagnoses. Writing about my experiences with chronic cluster headaches & epilepsy is a good outlet for me. Consult your Dr. with any kind of headache or chronic pain you may have. The 3rd party links on my site I have found to be a good resource to me over the past few years & dearly hope they will benefit you as well.*