My Topamax Journey Journals

Topamax Journey February 17

Feb 17, 2011 - 0 comments

I have not posted in a long time. My mother almost died on Jan 13 and it's been a long month. My doctor has had to add Ativan to the mix. I have been stressed to the gills and don't really have much to report other than a younger brother and sister who can see their way out the door since I have been the only one helping my poor mother with her illness and her needs since all of this started. I'm sure they'll both be there though with their hands held out when the check is finally cut on the dreaded day. It makes me so sick I could spit in their eyes. Yet I'm a PsychoBitch for stating my opinion of both of their actions, or lack thereof as the case may be. Seems to me I'm the only sane one left in this grievance aka our family.

So a rundown:

Topamax 100mg 2x day I take mine at 9am and 9pm.
Ativan as needed
5MG(15,000Mcg) Biotin to ward off hair loss, has worked after figuring out the dose I need to keep it from falling out in large amounts.
2 Tablets Super B Complex to ward off hair loss, has worked in conjunction with the Biotin.
1 Chromium 1,000 mcg per day to help boost weight loss.

Some word loss/searching for the right vocab word, sometimes replace it with a lesser choice. I read the dictionary to combat this and this has helped immensely.

I am seeing some tracers at this dose, especially at night like when I get up to go to the bathroom. Colorful.

Funny buzz/shock sound/feelings sometimes when I move my head. Too hard to describe. Similar to SSRI brain shocks that I had when I took high doses of Prozac. 80mg.

Slight tingling in fingers and top of head

Twitch under right eyelid, unsure if this is medication but has coincided with the last dosage increase.

Slight strange taste in mouth. Just brush teeth a lot. Kind of a carby/cheesy taste if you will, if you let it go for too long. Or suck sugar free mints. I gargle with hydrogen peroxide since I'm a germophobe plus it makes your teeth white.

Sexual dysfunction. 1rst and 2nd gear work ok, but where did the other gears go??? We got from point A to point B, I know this because I got out and parked, but somehow didn't notice the ride. I don't even bother with it anymore, too annoying, too disappointing.

15 lb weight loss so far.

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