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Posted by Dave Emond ( on July 04, 2001 at 16:31:39:

In Reply to: Help! .....Please!!!! posted by Dave Emond on July 03, 2001 at 01:56:35:

Actually set a record 5 hours sleep, over the last 6 months. I took a couple Xanax and some Excedrin PM on top of the Topamax. Woke up to about a Kip 7 which the Imitrex Spray and Oxygen soon aborted. My head feels like a baseball that has just been through the world series though! But, I'm very relieved.
I've found out that Topamax is actually used for epilpsey control. Side effects included speech effect, motor controls, convulsions, and kidney stones. So if you're on this, drink lots and lots of water! Thing is, you can't just quit taking Topamax either, have to ease off just like you eased on. I have to wait until my doctor get back from vaction Monday, and am supposed to up the dosage tomorrow, kinda leaves me in a quandry.
Oh yeah, and if you're a somewhat smaller sized person such as myself, and get an oxygen tank that has a regulator that goes up to 15 LPM ... well ... don't start that high! I could have been used as a float at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade ;) A little over 10 worked just fine.
No idea if I'm out of the woods on these seizure things or not yet, it skiped a day last time, so we'll see. I do think it's the Topamax though.
Water, Water, Water, is starting to climb the ladder on my treatment scale quickly!
Thanks to all of you for your support!

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