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Tapering Off Topamax
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Tapering Off Topamax

I've been on Topamax for a while now and it's having a devastating effect on my memory. How can I taper it off? I'd like to do it as soon as I can...

Thanks!

Jo Anna
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Amazing!!  Me too!  I just started this week!  How much are you taking?  I've been taking 150 mg for five years now.  I take it for migraines but I don't feel it is helping anymore since for the last year I have been having them again.

It is a slow process going off this stuff.  My Dr. prescribed 25mg topamax to take with the 100 mg., that is 125mg. for a month.  After that for the next month I am to take just the 100 mg. tablet for one month.  Next a 50mg and a 25. for 75 mg.  Each month going down 25 mg.

Best of luck with this, slow is the way to go.
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Would you believe it My Dr said (I'm on 150 too) : "Take 100 mg today, 50 mg tomorrow and you're done".  I think he should lose his license.. I would probably have like crazy withdrawal effects from this "tapering"..

Jo
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