Kim, I am on Topamax...

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Posted by nancyc ( on September 07, 2001 at 19:04:35:

In Reply to: Topamax pills posted by Kim on September 07, 2001 at 18:06:42:

My Neuro was very aggressive ...he had to be cause he had tried starting me on a low dose months ago and it did not this time he started me on 200mg. at nite. I had terrible side effects. I was very sedated, spaced out, suicidal,memory loss, at times psycotic and had tingling in my head. These side effects lasted for about 3 weeks. During this time I continued to work and I am a nurse...It was terrible. I was fortunate that my employer knew what I was going thru and worked with me.. I did not give medications and had very little patient contact when I was going thru the worst part....there were days I had to wear sunglasses to work because I would just start crying for no reason...I did and said alot of things I do not even remember...Several days when I was driving home I got lost blocks from my house. My neuro would call me everyday because he knew the hell I was going thru...I am so grateful for the true friends that I had that stuck thru this time with me...because it was a living hell...It has been worth it though...I still don't feel completely normal. I still feel alittle spaced out. I have some breakthrus and have to take Imitrex 25mg. before I go to bed at night but it is a big improvement over getting hit 3 to 5 times daily. To me it is worth it...Good luck...smiles,nancyc

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