Re: tegretol or topamax? what would be your choice?
I'm on Topamax 250mg per day, with Lamictal 400mg and I've just introduced Keppra, now at 500mg per day. I start to gradually take away the Topamax on Thursday because it wasn't stopping my fits. On a low dosage combined with Epilem and Lamictal, I was in love with Topamax - but I couldnt stay on Epilem, and a three drug combo wasn't what I was looking for. I understand that dumb feeling (see the post "memory loss") - Topamax is apparently particularly bad for that, but all AEDs will slow down brain activity. Every drug however affects different people in different ways. Although there are many AEDs to try out, there aren't THAT many that will suit everyone, so in your shoes I would give Topamax a go, even if you get in contact with your doctor and suggest staying on 25mg for a while longer so your body gets used to it (see Lisa T’s reply on your other thread about dosages). Anyway, if it doesn’t work then you’ll know that you’ve tried that one out, then you can move on to the next one.
Good luck, keep us posted…