Taking 25mg Topamax. Would increasing dosage help?

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    I've Been taking Relpax as an abortive for 3 years.  Neuro put me on Topamax 25 mg. in Aug. 2009.  I am a person who takes half-doses of many meds because my body reacts to them strongly, so we thought at least starting at a low dose of Topamax was a good way to go.


    My migraines have not reduced in frequency--still about 4-10 a month--but with the Topamax they seem to be less severe.  I'd like to get the frequency down as well--would increasing the dosage help?  Do you think the dosage could be increased with good effects? Patti.


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    Dear Patti;


    There's only one way to tell if increasing the Topamax would decrease the frequency of your Migraines, and that's to try it. If you and your doctor decide to increase the dosage, taking half in the morning and half in the evening would help reduce the chance of side effects.

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Published On: August 17, 2010