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I've been on 50mg of topiramate twice a day for a couple of years now. Initially this seemed to reduce the number of migraines but now I'm back to having migraines almost on a daily basis. I can take Rizact 4 times a week which works well because this usually stops the migraine in its tracks which means I can have 4 days migraine-free and then, if I'm unlucky have 3 days of migraine to deal with; if I'm lucky, I might not have a migraine on the other 3 days.
When a migraine does run its full course (because I've already had my 4 triptans -rizact -for the week) they are slightly more manageable than they used to be before I started taking the topamax. In other words I no longer consider suicide during an attack.
The problem is that the topamax has made me into a complete zombie. i am unable to concentrate. I forget words and tasks that were simple two years ago now seem difficult.
I am tempted to try to come off topamax because maybe the intensity of my migraines is less anyway and not due to the topamax because I am tired of being such a zombie but I am really frightened that it might actually make my migraines more frequent and more intense. I also read somewhere that you can gain a lot of weight too (which would be the icing on the cake!)
If you have experience of taking topiramate for migraines and coming off it, could you give me some advice?
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