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Migrainers , topamax question.

Anonymous
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My doctor gave me an rx of generic topamax today. I have taken months to think about it , because it has some pretty scary side effects and I am very sensitive to meds as it is. Anyway he said he'd start me at a low dose , but started me at 100mg. In my reading I've seen some people on as low as 25mg and they see results. Why would he start me this high? Before I call him I wanted to check here , to see if maybe 100mg is what's common to help with migraine headaches.
Posted by Anonymous on Dec. 12, 2014 at 12:59 PM
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fightlikegirl5
by on Dec. 12, 2014 at 1:04 PM
I am on 100mg of Topamax plus I take 200mg of imitrex when I feel a,migraine starting and if that doesn't work I take 2 fioricet
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Dec. 12, 2014 at 1:04 PM
I started at 50mg and my full dose I worked up to was 100mg
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by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Dec. 12, 2014 at 1:16 PM
Bump.. I know there are more of you out there.
alexsmomaubrys2
by on Dec. 12, 2014 at 1:18 PM
I take 25 mg and it works great.
TwoPennies
by Silver Member on Dec. 12, 2014 at 1:18 PM
100mg here, plus imitrex as a rescue for breakthru migraines and tegretol for the ones that break thru the imitrex.
Before starting topamax, I had horrific migraines lasting days, at times I'd end up in the ER they would get so bad. The topamax has made life bearable again. I didn't have any side affects from it, but would have taken it even if I did.
MommyTimes22012
by on Dec. 12, 2014 at 1:20 PM

I took 25mg and had to stop because it made me itch so bad I thought I was going to claw my skin off.

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