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Hi everyone,
I am seeing a neurologist on Wed to discuss meds to deal with permanent nerve damage and pain. I have already tried Lyrica and Neurontin. Can anyone share their experiences with Topomax? What were your side effects, did it give you the brain fog, did it help the nerve pain at all? I also have migraines and thought the Topomax could address both the nerve pain and migraines. Thanks for your input.

Deb
I also have pain from nerve damage - I tried Lyrica - made me feel way too loopy. The neurologist at Mayo's said my neuro at home must have had me titrate up too fast is all. At any rate, I also suffer from migraines and the Topomax worked pretty well for that. Nice side effect is loss of appetite. The brain fog? Well, I got sort of used to that, but after a while, I just couldn't deal with it and slowly weaned myself off. I really hate that drugged up feeling, but I have to admit, I did have less pain with it than I'm having right now without it.

Hope that helps!
Thank you all so much! I was very forgetful on the Lyrica so I guess I would be on the Topomax also. I think I am going to ask to try the Topomax. It would nice to decrease the migraines and nerve pain at the same time. I sure hope it works for me. I see the neurologist tomorrow. I won't quite be off the Cymbalta but it will be a very small dose so I hope to be able to start the new meds at once. Your input is very appreciated!
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Deb
[QUOTE=deb53;3437052]Hi everyone,
I am seeing a neurologist on Wed to discuss meds to deal with permanent nerve damage and pain. I have already tried Lyrica and Neurontin. Can anyone share their experiences with Topomax? What were your side effects, did it give you the brain fog, did it help the nerve pain at all? I also have migraines and thought the Topomax could address both the nerve pain and migraines. Thanks for your input.

Deb

Hi Deb, I began taking Topamax about two years ago. I take 200 mgs, I take it for migraines. The side effects I noticed were: weight loss, soda tasted really funny, couldn't remember words (brain fog) those are the three I remember the most. My nerologist started me off on a low dose and bumped me up slowly. The Topamax worked well as a migraine preventative.

Lori