I know there are a lot of discussions on topamax already, but i'm new to migraines (just diagnosed recently and i was having them daily almost 24 hours a day for the last month and a half) and the amount of info in the discussions is a little overwhelming. i've been taking topamax for about five days now and i've had almost no trace of headaches, but i feel dizzy most of the time and it gets worse as the day goes on, i am feeling a little spacy at times (which is bad as i'm in grad school), and i am having very noticeable balance issues. i also notice my mood gets worse as the day goes on and i feel very down. are these side effects worth putting up with or do i have other options? or maybe the side effects get better as i build up the medicine to a therapeutic level? my neurologist tells me the other drugs in this class have worse side effects than this, and that if i don't like the topamax, i would have to consider maybe stopping medications i already take, including zoloft, which i take for anxiety, and birth control, neither of which I would like to stop taking. any suggestions or comments would be appreciated as i don't know anyone else with this problem! thanks!
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