Hi I am presently in the middle of
switching medications from Dilantin to Topamax .
I have been taking Dilantin for approx. 30 years , on
& off ,
My Dr. said that it may make my
ATAXIA worse . To date Topamax has worse side
effects than Dilantin ( although to be fair
I am taking both
going off the Dilantin & onto
As none of the Drs. I have seen over the years can
help me Traditionally I am considering
Other possibilities , at the moment its
vitamin/mineral therapy , either on its own or with
A small amount of medication . I have Grand Mal
Epilepsy with no warning before a seizure .
I will give you some figures & ask if anybody out
there who is either taking Topamax OR if you are a
Dr. & prescribe it to a patient , if you can
please give me some feedback on others
who may be a little like me .
I AM AN 180 lb / 80 kg MALE 5 11 TALL
CEREBELLER ATROPHIE / MILD ATAXIA
TOPAMAX Dosages & frequencies for the above figures
would also be good to know .
Any kind of information on anything I mentioned
would be of great help & interest &
[This message has been edited by BAHAMAS (edited 08-11-2002).]