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Topimirate for migraines

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INeedToGetHealthy Thu 13-Feb-20 17:34:46

After speaking to my GP today about a sudden change in migraines (considering that I've been having them for 36 years) and frequency. She has put in a referral to be seen by a neurologist and prescribed Topimirate for me. I already take amitryptiline as a preventative medication and propranolol was not working well for me.
So my question is. Has anyone used this medication and how successful is it for you?

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Arseit Thu 13-Feb-20 17:39:33

Yes (100mg a day) and very. No migraines now for over 3 years since I’ve been on it. Very happy with it. No real side effects either.

INeedToGetHealthy Thu 13-Feb-20 18:08:41

@Arseit thank you. That sounds very positive and promising.

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IndieTara Thu 13-Feb-20 18:14:27

Topiramate didn't work for me at all

GinaCarbonara Thu 13-Feb-20 20:09:15

It helped a little with mine. The only side effects I had were weirdly positive ones- I didn't have much of an appetite and all fizzy drinks tasted flat. Which was great for me as I was/am a diet coke loving tubster

Tarrarra Thu 13-Feb-20 20:13:09

It didn't suit me at all, I felt very weird on it. Very zombified. It is now prescribed as first choice for migraine relief as it is really effective. Has to be worth a try, just see how you go!

Arseit Thu 13-Feb-20 21:03:44

Oh yes, I forgot, I did totally lose my appetite for about a month. But it gradually returned to normal and tbh was a small price to pay.

Chaotica Thu 13-Feb-20 22:05:19

It obviously works for some people but my neurologist advised against it because of the zombifying psychological side effects (which aren't compatible with my job).

INeedToGetHealthy Thu 13-Feb-20 22:42:05

Thanks everyone. I have to wait until tomorrow night to take the first dose as the pharmacy didn't have any in stock tonight. I'm actually looking forward to any appetite suppressant effects, as I certainly could do with losing weight grin

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