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I have had a constant headache since the age of 6 that would escalate to a migraine once or twice a week and sometimes hang around for two or three days. I am now 32. I have seen every doctor, specialist, quack and witchdoctor you can imagine and have been prescribed every cure, remedy and potion with little or no effect.
I have had every scan available and every allergy test and have been on every diet.
Six months ago I started taking Topiramate after speaking to a neurologist friend of a friend. I have since had only one migraine and my headache has subsided to a dull ache.
I started on 25mg twice daily and doubled the dosage every 2weeks peaking at 100mg twice daily.
In the beginning I suffered with the worst heartburn possible but find that taking 40mg Omeprazole (that is a big dosage but I weigh nearly 100kg) with my nightly dosage of Topiramate sorts that out.
I did have some taste perversions in the early stages of the treatment where I got confused with the taste and smells of things (this is a problem as I am a chef) but that has disappeared.
I do still have some mood swings but not as severe as in the beginning where I went from ecstatic to tearful in seconds.
I have been rather clumsy and have had a few falls breaking my arm in two places in one fall and putting my knee through the wall at the bottom of our stairs in another but I seem to be coping better with that lately. I am not sure if I am compensating for my lack of coordination by being more careful of if my coordination has improved but I don't seem to knock quite so many things over
On the plus side I have lost about 10kg!
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