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Old 10-28-2009, 03:57 PM   #1
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I have been on Topamax for over 4 weeks for migraines. I just now upped the Topamax to 100mg. At first I did a couple of silly things but getting rid of the pain was worth staying on the Topamax. Now I feel like I am losing my mind.

I am not a rocket scientist or anything but I wouldnít usually consider myself stupid. Lately though I have been forgetting and messing up the simplest things. I work as a receptionist so my job, all day, consists of talking to people. When I have been answering the phone lately I mess up my words, say the wrong thing, etc. Also I can have a conversation with someone and then later forget it or not remember it correctly. This is not like me at all. I get lost when I am driving to familiar places. I forget peoplesí names. The other day someone called and asked to speak with someone and I could not remember who that person was. I knew that I knew the name but it was like I could not place it. It took me awhile and I was trying to stall but the person on the other end was getting a little irritated. Rightly so. It was very weird. The person they were asking for I work with everyday!!! I know who she is. I really feel like I am losing my mind.

Does this wear off? If I keep taking it is it going to get better? If not, can I just stop it or am I going to have to wean off? I know I need to talk to my neurologist and I plan to. Before I spend the money on yet another visit and go in there though I would like some first hand experiences from people that have experience with it. I WANT this medication to work. More like I NEED this medication to work but I canít go on like this for much longer.

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Old 10-29-2009, 11:36 AM   #2
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Re: Topamax

My mom got lost driving while taking this medicine. I know if you do stop you can't just stop you have to taper off.

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