I am hypothroid and have suffered from migraines for 30yrs. Recently my doctor discussed with me taking the medication topamax. Has anyone tried this? Does it work? Did you have any side effects? He did say I may lose weight, that's a plus. But any input out on the forum would be greatly appreciated.. I know it would be wonderful not to have these headaches and loosing a little weight would be a benefit.
I am also hypo and lately I have been suffering form a lot of migraines. The first question that comes to my mind when I read you post is if your labs are okay. I mean if your frees are in range. If you think your migraines are because you are hypo, it could be that you might need a change in your dose.
Under my experience migraines can come because I am hypo or hyper, sometimes too much medicines is not helpful either. If you are a female then sex hormones fluctuations can also worsen and trigger headaches.
I recently came across articles and videos stating that chronic headaches might be cause by food allergies. Sometimes a mild allergy to something can give you chronic headaches. Have you been tested for food allergies?
I would try to explore if your thyroid labs are okay or if you have any food allergies, per example.
More knowledgeable member here like to see test results to give a more informed opinion. Maybe you can post your results. Sorry I did not give you feedback on the medicine you were asking for.
No food allergies:) I've had migraines since my late 20's. Hypothyroid since 2006. I take 200mcg synthroid. Lab results from Jan --
T3 uptake 33.5 range 20.0 - 38.5
T4 8.0 range 4.4 - 12.4
FT4 1.30 range .73 - 1.95
FT3 3.1 range 2.3 - 4.2
TSH <.01 range 0.3 - 5.1
I know my TSH is not even registered, but I am fortunate that my Dr. isnt going by this, going by my symptoms. After reading individuals on this forum I have seen that many still do not feel well until their FT4/FT3 are in the upper range. Per my labs some are suggesting Im not converting. But my Dr wont prescribe a T3 drug. Says my range is good, but I still have symptoms. Going to a Metabolic Clinic Thursday and will have new Labs drawn. Right now Im hoping this Topamax will at least relieve me from migraines. Im hoping someone on this forum has tried and had good luck with it...
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