So after a couple of failed med attempts, I will be trialling Topamax tonight, and after my recent experiences, I may be counting on you all for some moral support!
I have perused the many Topamax stories out here, but everybody is different, so any thing you can add would be well appreciated.
My last two drug attempts (below) left me in a very agitated, anxious state, so I am hoping that with the reduction of MAV symptoms, my mental state can settle down too.
- Effexor after one 37.5mg dose, had a bad reaction
- Epilim (Sodium Valproate/Depakote) 400mg daily for 3 weeks, but stopped because it was making me extra anxious but also depressed and strong feelings of dispair/hopelessness/“I can’t go on like this anymore” - I’m sure some can relate
I am hoping (obviously) that things don’t get too bad. I can handle any extra symptoms like tingly hands or whatever else, but if my MAV symptoms and emotional state takes a beating, I will be feeling pretty hopeless. I think that’s why I have the diazepam on hand (although don’t want to take that if I’m feeling down)
I also want to post my updates here for anybody else that may be starting on Topa.
Starting at 12.5mg then we’ll see…