7/2/07 #4 - Topamax working, but not around period. Increase?

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    I take Topamax every day and have noticed that I get migraines just with my cycle and PMS (Otherwise the Topamax works fine) I get migraines, and then the Topamax isn't strong enough. I'm wondering If it would be worth it to get a stronger dosage of Topamax. Even though the Topamax works fine the rest of the month, would it be worth it to get a higher dosage for that time of the month. I'm on 50mg. Joyce.



    Dear Joyce;

    Many women find that preventives that work the rest of the month don’t work to prevent hormonally triggered Migraines around their cycles. Increasing the Topamax is one option, but you would have to take the increased dosage all the time, not just during your cycle. You might want to also explore with your doctor the option of using Frova phophylactically for a week, beginning 2 days before your period is due to start.

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Published On: July 02, 2007