Posted by Bob on March 24, 2001, at 22:57:44
In reply to Re: Topamax Experiences: Long Term Use, posted by sherry gomez on March 24, 2001, at 10:27:54
> > > > How much B-Vitamin Complex did you take to reduce the tingling and confusion problems?
> > >
> > > I am taking Twinlab's "Stress B-Complex Caps." The bottle recommends to take 2 of them, but I only take one. Just divide these numbers in half (got it from their website):
> > >
> > > "Two hard gelatin capsules supply:
> > > Vitamin C 1000 mg
> > > Vitamin B-1 (thiamine) 50 mg
> > > Vitamin B-2 (riboflavin) 50 mg
> > > Vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine) 50 mg
> > > Niacinamide 100 mg
> > > Pantothenic Acid (d-calcium
> > > pantothenate) 250 mg
> > > Vitamin B-12 (cobalamin concentrate) 250 mcg
> > > Biotin 100 mcg
> > > PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid) 50 mg
> > > Folic Acid 400 mcg
> > > Choline Bitartrate 100 mg
> > > Inositol 100 mg"
> > >
> > > The way I was lead to believe, the B's kind of work in conjunction with each other. You can likely find another brand with similar stuff. An excellent site on vitamin info is http://healthwell.com/
> > >
> > > Regards.
> > Hi ya'll
> > Long time no post. We seem to have drifted from Topamax to Lamictal, so I'll drift us back! Since I last postedI have been titrated
> > up to 450 mgm of Topamax and all of the aformentioned side effects have disappeared. No mouth problems, no kidney stones, ( I have
> > been drinking about two quarts of water a day all along) and my mood is quite even. I am not sure what the answer is here -- I'm
> > sorry that you all have had difficulty, but for me the higher dose seems to have worked. Maribeth
> >I too am still taking Topamax and along with depakote, I no longer have the sores in my mouth.. but I drink alot of water too....
It is excellent to hear that the higher doses of topomax are producing good results for some people. I am hanging in there with 225mg at the moment - I just upped the dose last week so am still experiencing side effects. I am still on the fence as to whether I will stick with it. There seems to be a contingent of people who have defected over to Lamictal, but I am not ready to give up on Topomax quite yet. It has given me my lighter weight body back. I am disheartened by the cognitive problems and lack of antidepressant effects though.