Topirimate and hair loss

I have just been prescibed topirimate for MAV but am increasingly concerned about the many side effects -and after doing some research online there seem to be an awful lot of women who have suffered hair loss and baldness from this drug and in some cases this seems to be permanent. Has anyone suffered from extreme hair loss or baldness after taking this drug? And if so what dosage were you on and for how long? I’ve been ill for almost 4 years and would do almost anything to get better - but after all the psychological and emotional trauma I’ve been through with this illness I think permanent baldness would just about finish me off! Would be grateful if others could let me know how they’ve got on with topirimate. Thanks x