It seems as if everyone's doctor is reaching for his prescriptioin pad and automatically writing prescriptions for Topamax for migraine prevention.
Mine is doing it too. I have a prescription here, and after reading the information here about Topamax, I'm not going to fill it. He wrote for me to start at 100 mg every day and increase to 200 mg every day after the third day.
Between his telling me that if two triptans didn't work, none would, and this issue, I'm seriously considering a new doctor.
Sorry it took me so long to get to my question, but here it is. Are there other drugs that can be used to prevent migraines that have the potential to be as effective as Topamax but don't have the frequency of side effects that Topamax seems to have?
I know you can't give me medical advice, but some information to discuss with a new doctor would be very helpful.