Just an update I am now up to 75 mg topamax (just last 5 days) and last week dumped the 4 beads of effexor as I feel it was doing nothing and makes me retain water and get moody.
Topamax is a very hard drug to start up on- it will make you feel like you are dying and your dizziness will go out of control as it is a side effect of the drug! Once your body calms down and gets use to it you can gain some benefits from it!
1-Last week I went to a club for the first time since this train wreck hit (1 year ago) and I could handle a strobe light!! WTF?! Before lights when I was driving at night were too much for my eyes plus things like the sun, light in my kitchen etc, so there has definitely been a big improvement there!
2- I have had some positive energy on topamax! People at my work said I’m looking and sounding so great!? Also I am able to work out every day now!?
3-I don’t know why but topamax works for my mood. No one told me this would happen but this is a great effect for me lol. Those trycyclic antidepressants did the opposite for me and sent me into a deep depression and mania so maybe I have some kind of bipolar going on lol
I am still getting some imbalance and clogged ear. It comes and goes but it is still here! So I will get up to the therapeutic dose of 100mg and sit on it for 5 weeks until i meet my neuro again and see what he suggests. He will most likely add something in if the dizzies are still lurking!
Anyway guys that’s my update! pfffff…What a journey! I now try to enjoy moments in life, be in it not for the next one, as they say! Thanks all for the ongoing advice and support