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Posted by drummer ( on September 08, 1999 at 19:16:09:

In Reply to: Topamax users? posted by Joe Stone on September 08, 1999 at 18:20:15:

First week at 25mg once a day. Cluster attacks every 2-3 hours, pretty severe. Second week 25mg twice a day. Cluster attacks mainly at night every 4-6 hours, pretty severe. Third week 25mg in the a.m. and 50mg in the p.m. Last Cluster attack was 5 days ago. Easily aborted with O2. As a chronic Clusterhead the longest remission I have ever experienced in the past 15 years has been 14 days. I’m NOT jumping up and down with excitement yet and I don’t plan on using the “C” word that rhymes with the word “pure” any time soon.

The side effects of Topamax have been minimal. A little dehydration at first; easy to overcome with a glass of water or two. Slow cognitive thinking for the first two weeks, but my thinking seems to be back to “normal” now. I’m keeping my fingers and toes crossed for good luck. Tell Dr. Klapper that I said, “Hi”. Thanks Joe!

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