Posted by SLS on June 21, 2012, at 19:16:23
In reply to Re: Adding Parnate and prazosin + Topamax, posted by uncouth on June 21, 2012, at 16:06:17
> what is logic behind topamax?
For now, I am going along with my doctor's hunch that my illness is, in part, being driven by "developmental PTSD". This is why prazosin was chosen. More recently, Topamax has been reported to be helpful in PTSD. I tried Topamax without prazosin several years ago. Much to my surprise, I felt somewhat better on it. However, my response to it was deemed inadequate and it was discontinued. I agreed with my doctor that Topamax was worth another look, now that I am taking a different combination of drugs. If Topamax does not accelerate my rate of recovery, I am considering memantine, ketamine, and rTMS as treatment adjuncts.
I once saw Topamax 100 mg/day successfully treat a nasty case of mixed-state hypomania. I think Topamax might be overlooked for the treatment of certain cases of bipolar disorder.
Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.
- George Bernard Shaw