Re: How do you face and deal with insomnia? HELP ASAP
Well, adjusting the time of my medication did help me. Maybe it's mind over matter, but I was able to sleep until 4:30 for the second night in a row. Now that I'm finally beginning to sleep more, I'm hoping this will resolve soon. I was literally going non-stop and feeling so sleep-deprived, but I still love the Topamax and will undoubtedly remain on it. It's controlling my seizures, controlling my appetite, controlling my fatigue and I still stand behind this drug 100%.
As a sidenote, I am also a lupus patient and controlling weight and fatigue is very difficult in lupus patients...so when an epilepsy medication comes along such as Topamax that promises to do both-in addition to controlling my seizures (while also delivering on those promises), you don't dismiss it too quickly. So now, my weight, fatigue and seizures are all being controlled by one single medication. It's not for everyone, but it works for me.
Anyway, I'm glad you will be talking to your neurologist. I definitely do not recommend lowering your dosage of medication. Best of luck to you.
Last edited by life_is_good; 10-04-2007 at 02:53 PM.