- Aug 22, 2015
@ethom topamax is very hit or miss. It’s actually an anticonvulsant with quite a few off label uses. It does work for some people but we call it dumbpomax in the medical field for a reason. It tends to have a bad habit of really messing with cognitive function, particularly when you first start taking it. I’m a long term migraine sufferer and have tried just about every prophylactic treatment there is, beta blockers, Botox, you name it. I have never had any luck. The ONLY thing that helps with my migraines are triptans and sometimes excedrin. Don’t buy the migraine version of excedrin, it’s more expensive and same active ingredients as plain excedrin. Also don’t use on a regular basis because it will cause rebound headaches. Eletriptan is my favorite triptan but I also use imitrex sometimes. The bad part is insurance limits how much you can have per month. So I alternate between the two.
GD how much do I HATE insurance companies??!?!!??? Just imagine a world where you went to your doctor, then to your pharmacy, and (assuming you even have insurance) they just pay their part of the cost, huh? What a socialist, crappy system that would be, where insurance companies couldn't step into the middle, take their $$ cut, and, oh yeah, decide whether or not you could have the meds your doctor wanted you to have?? Ugggggghhhhhhh!!!