Posted by kelsey
on August 12, 2000 at 00:59:59:
In Reply to: Information Sought on Topiramate (Topamax) posted by Sam on February 10, 2000 at 22:51:52:
: I have had Complex Partial Epilepsy for a number of years and tried a number of drugs including Tegretol (2000mgs at the moment), Epilium (Depakote) in 5000 mg doses, Dilantin, Neurontin and Lamictal (Lamotogrine).
: Broadly, none of these drugs helped me with the exception of the cocktail of Tegretol and Epilium and I could not continue that because of the side effects of the Epilium.
: My specialist has now given me the drug Topiramate in conjunction with the Tegretol.
: I understand Topiramate is a new drug and in my case it is a drug of last resort before an operation.
: I would like information from any one who has taken Topiramate as I want to learn about whether it has been successful for them and what side effects they have experienced.
Hello,I have taken Topamax for almost 4 years & it been one of the best drugs for me,I had Temporal Lobe epilepsy for 44 years,the success of
Topamax was far greater than the side effects for me, at my hightest level,I think it was 600 mg my worse side effect was that my hands tingled really bad,I have had depression,but it brought my seizures under control,&3 years ago had surgury ,and have been seizure free since.I trusted God to help me & he always did,He took care of me every time I had a seizure,he sent me to the rigth doctor,who put me on the right medicine and in the rigth time sent me to the rigth dr. to do my surgury.