100mg a day, my dr said go down to 50mg night for 10 days & just stop withdrawl is awful so far is this too fast??
I'm trying to get off topiramate (topamax), I was prescribed it for chronic headaches/migraines about 7 months ago. Since then the headaches have gotten worse and the side effects are too much to handle. I'm not myself anymore. I was up to 100mg a day. My dr. said go to just 50mg at night for 10 days then stop completely. During the 50mg for 10 days I have been having terrible withdrawl, shaking, sweating, awful stomach problems, can't eat, depression & bad panic attacks. I called my dr. to ask her what to do, she suggested I go back up to 100mg a stay on the drug! I'm so upset. I asked if she can just prescribe me something to help with the withdrawl, especially the panic attacks and she said that I was too young for xanax or valium, she would prescribe lexapro. I'm 30 years old!!! And the lexapro interferes with my migraine medication, so i would have to stop taking it. I am still having 1-3 migraines a week and need the migraine medication so I can continue to work, this is out of the question. Now I'm afraid if I stop taking the topiramate completely the withdrawl will be worse, is going from 50mg to 0 too much too fast? what else can i do?? i hate this drug and want off it so badly i hate how i feel all the time now, please help!!!