Topamax 3rd Grade Math, Logistics Analyst, Burning Sensation, Mixed Feelings, Easy Job
I'm on my 4th week taking Topamax, which is my 2nd week at 100 Mg. I have mixed feelings so far. I'm 29 years old and I have suffered regularly for 15 years with migraines. Over the past 5 years I have 3-5 a week. They were ruining my life. I'm a mother of ... more »
I'm on my 4th week taking Topamax, which is my 2nd week at 100 Mg. I have mixed feelings so far. I'm 29 years old and I have suffered regularly for 15 years with migraines. Over the past 5 years I have 3-5 a week. They were ruining my life. I'm a mother of two and a Logistics Analyst for the Department of Defense, I couldn't function having migraines almost every day of the work week. Nothing has ever worked to get rid of my migraines. They finally convinced me to try Topamax. I have heard awful things, but I have a friend that has been on it for 5 years with amazing results, so I thought I'd give it a chance. I will say this, it started working almost instantly for me. I have had one headache in 4 weeks that went away by the time my next dose of Topamax had kicked in. So living headache free is a blessing...
However, now that I have increased my dosage to 100 mg, the side effects are very hard. as I said, I'm an analyst...not an easy job to do when sometimes my daughter's 3rd grade math overwhelms me. Last week, I missed 4 turns on my way home, making my 10 minute drive, a 30 minute drive. I stare at the cabinet for 10 minutes thinking "what was I looking for?" when I was originally going for the milk in the refrigerator. I have a BS in Business Management and a MS in Mathematics and I have to spell check everything I type. Last week, I couldn't remember for the life of me how to spell business, and I have a degree in it! I get so frustrated I cry. And the burning sensation in my feet keeps me awake at night. my fingers are so numb it is hard for me to drive. I am thinking about asking them to keep my dosage at 50 mg and see if that keeps the headaches away. If it does, i think this medicine will work great for me! sorry to be so long winded, just trying to be as informative as I can!