Hi everyone. I’m a new poster - well, not really - I posted ages ago but haven’t been on the site in years. I’d been doing well managing vestibular migraine with 40mg amitriptyline. For the last few months, however, I’ve had terrible episodes of about two weeks’ duration (always starting around my period) where I have vertigo, nausea, dizziness, balance problems and headache. My neurologist thinks it could be due to perimenopause.
Because I can’t really afford to be bedridden for two weeks of each month, my neurologist prescribed Topamax. I am still taking the ami as well. I started on 12.5mg of Topamax then increased to 25 after about a week. It’s been just over two weeks since I increased to 25mg and I feel like absolute crap. Have had very bad vertigo (spins, room shaking type stuff), bad dizziness, and nausea plus the other side effects like fatigue and memory problems (which are really bad, but that’s another thread).
Does anyone have any experience with this? My neurologist says to keep going and try to tough it out, but I’m not sure the Topamax is helping at all…thoughts?