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Topamax for migraines/headaches?

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  • Posted By: Bill Zenith
  • March 29, 2011
  • 03:55 AM

Has anyone taken this drug for headaches/migraines? Generic or name-brand? What are your side effects?

I'm supposed to take this drug for chronic daily headache (the actual symptom is "head pressure") and I have serious misgivings about it. While the literature does not list "seizures" as a side effect, an internet search found several cases of this occurring while *on* the medication, with NO PRIOR history of epilepsy.. as opposed to during withdrawal phase (which is documented.) My brother has epilepsy and it's known to run in families.


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