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concerned daughter

Posted by kathai on August 23, 2004, at 22:35:42

In reply to Re: weaning myself off topamax..., posted by concerned daughter on August 23, 2004, at 22:19:07

I am sorry about your mother! It took me a couple weeks to start feeling the effects of the topamax, and I was having terrible migraines - weekly. Even on the topamax I continued to have migraines only about twice a month, and much less severe. I take fiorcet if I need to, but I try to take a lot of naproxen and diet coke! to help avoid the major migraine. If it doesn't work, I take the fiorcet. Only ended up at the DR twice this past year for debiliating HELP ME kind of migraines where they gave me steroids? I think? and percocet to break whatever cycle. Good luck with your mother. My mother suffered for many, many years without therapy -what I remember most about my childhood is my mother throwing up in the dark every weekend for years. Now that I think about it, I thanked GOD when I started taking the topamax and it started working for me, I felt like it saved my life. Makes me wonder why I thought a couple days ago about weaning off...pressures I guess.

> Hi. I'm writing with questions for my mother. She has been having vascular migraines for about a year now...getting increasingly worse. She switched neurologists just this past week and was put on Topomax on Thursday. She had a really bad migraine on Friday and swelling in her neck on Saturday morning. So she was hospitalized by the neurologist on call on Saturday, and she is still in the hospital tonight. Her MRIs and an MRA have shown nothing out of the ordinary. My question is, how long does she have to take the Topomax before she should begin experiencing relief (i.e. decrease in occurence of migraines)? Thanks in advance for the information.




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