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Hello All,

I injured my back approx 3 years ago while in the service (bulging L5-S1 disc). Over the past three years I've sought treatement through physical therapy, chiropractic care, various deinflammatoy drugs, and oral steroids but all to no avail. Finally my VA medical coverage kicked in recently and I've been able to see a neurologist at the VA hospital. They did a MRI but the disc injury did not show up in this most recent MRI (it seems to show up in just about every other MRI that they do). I'm awaiting an EMG on March 8th. In the mean time they had put me on 100 mgs of Topamax per day. Then yesterday the pain in my left leg and the tingling in my left foot got so intense that I had to go to the VA emergency room for a shot of Toradol and and increase to 200 mgs of Topamax a day. They say that the Topamax is supposed to help with the nerve pain but everything I read seems to indicate that this is not an on label use for Topamax. So I'm just curious if anyone else has had success with topamax for this kind of pain. If not what did work? Any recommendations would be appreciated at this point. I'm tired of being in pain all the time!

Thanks!
[QUOTE=Sophia85;2723971]Hello All,

I injured my back approx 3 years ago while in the service (bulging L5-S1 disc). Over the past three years I've sought treatement through physical therapy, chiropractic care, various deinflammatoy drugs, and oral steroids but all to no avail. Finally my VA medical coverage kicked in recently and I've been able to see a neurologist at the VA hospital. They did a MRI but the disc injury did not show up in this most recent MRI (it seems to show up in just about every other MRI that they do). I'm awaiting an EMG on March 8th. In the mean time they had put me on 100 mgs of Topamax per day. Then yesterday the pain in my left leg and the tingling in my left foot got so intense that I had to go to the VA emergency room for a shot of Toradol and and increase to 200 mgs of Topamax a day. They say that the Topamax is supposed to help with the nerve pain but everything I read seems to indicate that this is not an on label use for Topamax. So I'm just curious if anyone else has had success with topamax for this kind of pain. If not what did work? Any recommendations would be appreciated at this point. I'm tired of being in pain all the time!

Thanks!