I had a similar reaction to Topamax

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Posted by Charlie S ( on January 19, 2001 at 14:22:08:

In Reply to: Something to think about. Please read. posted by Luke on January 19, 2001 at 10:20:22:

but I gav it a good shot as it stopped cold my seizures.....no other drug has been that effective. Sadly, I had to go to Depakote (which is very effective but not perfect) Topamax is a great drug for epileptics, if you can handle it. I understand it's prescribed for CH as well.

My neurologist said about 15% of those who use this drug experience some side-effects...mine were pronounced ringing in the ears and some kind of depression...I didn't want to do much of anything.

Still, if you are on this drug, give it a chance!
I seem to be sensitive to it and it may have been the combination with the other drugs that made me so susceptible. I too, was on a heavy dose....

A little ear ringing in place of CH may be a reasonable trade-off.

Stay well,- - -Charlie S

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