I went to my neurologist last week and we decided I would go on a drug holiday. It sounds much more glamorous than it really is.
From the Topamax, I got side effects consisting of: no libido, overheating and not being able to sweat. We have an article about Topamax and the sweating side effect.
And from the Amitriptyline I had the even more lovely side affects of: an even lower libido then just the Topamax alone, weight gain, and uncontollable twitching at night. The twitching one drove my husband crazy, (then again so did the no libido! )
Since going off my preventives, I have had about 6 Migraines and 4 Tension Type Headaches. I just keep telling myself this is not perminent. I WILL find the preventive that is right for me. I know it may be a very long road of trial and error, but I WILL keep trying.
Published On: July 23, 2008