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Hi, I have suffered from chronic headaches since about 10 years old and have always been fobbed off by doctors until I was 21 when I kept a headache diary. After trying a number of different medications (inc. Amitriptyline which did not work) and changing surgeries I've now been referred to a neurologist (I'm now 26). Three weeks ago I started Topirimate, starting at 25mg and to be increased weekly until I reach the max dosage of 500mg a day. So currently I'm on 75mg a day.
I am starting to be quite scatty and forgetful, I can find it quite hard to follow what people are saying. I'm getting pins and needles in my feet and I get really really itchy. I'm having mood swings, I quite often feel like I can't be bothered to do anything and today I'm feeling very down. I just want to know, is it worth sticking with? Will it get better? I'm on such a low dosage and have got a long way to go until I reach 500mg - on the plus side I'm down to 2 headaches a week so far...
I have read so much bad stuff about this medication! Has anybody had a good experience??
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