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MandazInTC

733d

Has anyone heard of using topamax for mental health concerns? I recently saw a second neurologist for a new opinion because I felt like I was being bounced around between FND and possibly basilar migraines. The new neurologist said it was hard to tell given that this medication was seeming to treat it so well, but I thought the medication only treated epilepsy and migraines. I now just learned that it can be a mood stabilizer which the first doctor never mentioned, maybe because they weren't aware either. The second doctor said given the fact the medication is working, and my symptoms have decreased as well as my NES has pretty much stopped, it might confirm their suspicion of FND (conversion disorder) just as much as my suspicion of basilar migraines. The new doctor kept saying too that I may be more stressed that I am aware. I kept telling her that I saw a psychiatrist and she truly thought that the NES was a neurologist problem even after many medications with her. I've also been in counseling way before any of this started, and did acknowledge new stressors, but trying to handle it healthy by seeing counseling and a psychiatrist.

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    • aries02

      682d

      I take topamax for mental health. There’s a lot of overlap between migraine/epilepsy/mood stabilizer medication

    • aries02

      682d

      I take topamax for mental health. There’s a lot of overlap between migraine/epilepsy/mood stabilizer medication

    • Beetlejuul

      721d

      I’m on topiramate for my migraines which has also helped with my Tourette’s is lessens the frequency of my tics

    • LILUZI

      721d

      I'M ON TOPAMAX FOR MIGRAINES WITH AURA. ALSO ON TEGRATAL AS WELL. BOTH DOSES OF TWO HUNDRED IN THE MORNING AND AT NIGHT. ALSO IMITREX WITH IT AT A HUNDRED EVERY FOR HOURS HELPED TOO.

      • MandazInTC

        721d

        @LILUZI Can you tell me about these other medications? So far both offices seem to think I do have migraines with aura.

        • LILUZI

          721d

          @MandazInTC SO THE TEGRATAL IS FOR NERVE PAIN IN THE FACE ALSO WORKS VERY WELL FOR THE MIGRAINES. IMITREX IS FOR MIGRAINES TOO. BUT WITH THE COMBINATION OF THE THREE OF THEM FOR ME, IT HELPS.

    • blueflovver

      733d

      https://www.psychiatrictimes.com/view/topiramate-bipolar-disorder-comorbidities-the-myths-evidence topamax has no proven efficacy as a mood stabilizer

    • Taintedoctopus28

      733d

      I'm not sure exactly what else it's for but I know a lot of epilepsy meds are also mood stabilizers

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