sunflower813

300d

Anybody have any experience (positive or negative) with topiramate for migraines? My neurologist wants me to give it a try before we take the plunge and push for insurance to cover botox injections.

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    • sunflower813

      299d

      @starrybun oh no, I'm sorry that you had that experience! I hope you've found an effective treatment that works for you! And I'm glad to hear that your friend has found relief through topiramate! It's definitely worth a try at this point (and I trust that my neuro's plan of introducing the treatment slowly will hopefully be better for my body)! It just seemed like one of those treatments where people either had a very positive experience or a really, really bad time. Fingers crossed it won't be worse than trying to deal with migraines unmedicated for ~20 years!

    • KrissKriss

      300d

      It made me really drowsy at first! It's been great so far for me, though. :)

      • sunflower813

        300d

        @KrissKriss ugh darn, I've had the same drowsy experience while on amitriptyline! I really appreciate the heads up! I'm so glad to hear it's been working great for you! 😊

    • starrybun

      300d

      All you can do is try it. I've heard completely different stories from everyone. A close friend of mine takes it and it helps their migraines a lot. I took it for 3 days and it made me black out, and severely anxious. For some people it's a miracle and it's at least worth a try!

      • sunflower813

        299d

        @starrybun oh no, I'm sorry that you had that experience! I hope you've found an effective treatment that works for you! And I'm glad to hear that your friend has found relief through topiramate! It's definitely worth a try at this point (and I trust that my neuro's plan of introducing the treatment slowly will hopefully be better for my body)! It just seemed like one of those treatments where people either had a very positive experience or a really, really bad time. Fingers crossed it won't be worse than trying to deal with migraines unmedicated for ~20 years!

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