I’ve tried many of the lifestyle changes over the last 6 months and have found a few very specific triggers to avoid. However, I’m wondering if medicine might help improve my lot even more. My doctors want me to try Topamax first - beginning at 25mg each evening. I have a few questions that I asked them and would like to get you all’s opinion on, if possible.
Will Topamax help with visual symptoms - I know it can reduce or eliminate visual auras, but I am referring to palinopsia (lingering retinal shadows), oscillopsia and photophobia… (The visual issues are my bete noire.)
Reference minor side effects, how long do you need to take the medicine to know if your body & mind will adapt and the side effects will go away?
Reference major (awful) side effects, is there any risk of them not going away once the medicine is stopped? (I ask because I simply cannot afford to add any more medical issues to my system - physically, of course but especially mentally. I have enough to deal with.)
Thank you kindly for any input, ideas, etc.