So, I have started the topa- took just 12.5mg yesterday and last night felt increased dizziness.
I’m assuming that it will be normal to feel worse for a while and not to judge the drug in the early days?
Anyway, I’m going to document my topa experience here, in case it helps anyone else down the track.
yes definately - remember the curve chart scott posted from granot about the relationship between side effects and symptoms over a say 6week period.
DEFINATELY increased dizzies for me to start with. I actually took 4 days off work- I was so drugged up and sedated and out of it, though that was on 25mg.
I did it for a week and then switched to taking it at night which obviously meant I was asleep when it was being processed.
I still don’t take it in waking hours- I take it once at about 11pm, and once at 5am and go back to sleep til 8am.
Hang in there
I took 25mg last night. I am really sensitive to moving my head too quickly today and feel like I have had too many wines (just without the fun) - just yucky.
But, I trust it’s all part of it.
I will stay on the 25mg for a week.
I haven’t had any tingling yet though and the doc said that was the most likely.
I stopped sando cas I felt like a walking zombie and Topa feels like chapter two!!!
Thanks for the support.I’ll keep you all posted
Did your doc suggest your Topamax schedule? How do you split the dose? Not sure I’d actually be able to get up if I took a dose at 5am!
Does Dr Granot’s curve chart relate to the start of taking the med, ie the first dose (say 25mg) through the 6 weeks to the target dose (100mg) or does the 6 week period refer to 6 weeks from when the target dose is reached? I had always interpreted it as 6 weeks on the target (theraputic) dose. Maybe the Topa has mixed my brain up (in fact I’m sure it has!)
Hang in there - I think we’re in for a bumpy ride!
That’s how I interpreted Dr Granot’s chart … 6 weeks on max dose or target dose.