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Re: About to start on Topomax Dawn Setzer

Posted by phillybob on April 12, 2001, at 14:30:58

In reply to Re: About to start on Topomax, posted by Dawn Setzer on April 12, 2001, at 13:13:38

Hi, Dawn! Sounds like this could really work for you if my dx and success on this med, albeit brief, was any indication. I'm in the process of titrating up on Lamictal right now (currently, at 100mg/day along with a trial of Adderall). Topamax was really great for me, though, and I will certainly re-consider it, though, at a lower dosage, if need be.

My only advice to you would be, say once you reach 100 mg/day or so, is to hang out at that dosage for a while to see if it is enough before titrating up. But others have not necessarily had the side effect that I had (though it is a side effect, the gum recession, per my pdoc).

As far as sleep, for me, in the beginning, it would let me (and cause me) to sleep a bit, but then eventually, at the higher doses, I was takin' it in the day (split doses, I think) without sleepiness and no problem sleeping at night. (that's only a problem for me now with the Adderall, but I'm still tinkering).

What dose of Lamictal had you gone up to? I fear I will have the same non-response as you or a partial response which, if I can get the Adderall runnin' properly, will allow me to decide to stay pat or not.

Good luck! Keep us posted. This is as fine of a place to post your experiences for this drug as any!




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