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I have been taking topamax for 6 months now. I take 400mg a day, 200 mg twice daily with absolutely no side effects. This drug takes a while to get used to, it can take months for the body and the brain to sink it in as my doc stated. As for the kidney stones, it is a increased risk if you do not watch your water intake and make sure you do not become dehydrated. There are risks with all medications. Period. People will complain about any drug if they have had a bad experience with it, but if they have had any good experience with it, watch out, miracle drug. This is my drug of choice, at least for now. It works so much better, much better pain relief than oxy, morphine, vicodine, whatever, for my condition only which is nerve pain related to disk damage and radiular problems in the legs.

Just take it slow, give it time, lots of time, months if need be. Remember that this drug is also used as a mood stabilizer so it can be a bit difficult sometimes . Do not give up, the side effects generally go away as you reach the highest dose, yes, highest dose where you should be, and when it finallly all starts working, if it does, imagine how wonderful that might actually be to have some pain relief without narcotics. Drink lots of water, listen to your doc and pharmacist.


I still have horrible pain, I still have ups and downs, have rescue medications, celebrex, narcotics, in the case of emergencies, you know how it goes, just take this one slow and see if it might work for you.
Quote from davetheplantman:
I have been taking topamax for 6 months now. I take 400mg a day, 200 mg twice daily with absolutely no side effects. This drug takes a while to get used to, it can take months for the body and the brain to sink it in as my doc stated. As for the kidney stones, it is a increased risk if you do not watch your water intake and make sure you do not become dehydrated. There are risks with all medications. Period. People will complain about any drug if they have had a bad experience with it, but if they have had any good experience with it, watch out, miracle drug. This is my drug of choice, at least for now. It works so much better, much better pain relief than oxy, morphine, vicodine, whatever, for my condition only which is nerve pain related to disk damage and radiular problems in the legs.

Just take it slow, give it time, lots of time, months if need be. Remember that this drug is also used as a mood stabilizer so it can be a bit difficult sometimes . Do not give up, the side effects generally go away as you reach the highest dose, yes, highest dose where you should be, and when it finallly all starts working, if it does, imagine how wonderful that might actually be to have some pain relief without narcotics. Drink lots of water, listen to your doc and pharmacist.


I still have horrible pain, I still have ups and downs, have rescue medications, celebrex, narcotics, in the case of emergencies, you know how it goes, just take this one slow and see if it might work for you.


That's what I was taking it for - nerve pain. I'm taking lyrica now - but am not sure it's really m aking a difference.

When I had both ulnar nerves impinged I took neurontin, depakote, and tegretol. I think that combination (highest possible dose of neurontin...) worked better than anything else I tried.