Since my doctor reduced my Topamax dosage I have been doing much better on the complaints I was having.
1. Numbness and or tingling in face, hands and sometimes feet.
Seems to have reduced substantially. I have hardly noticed it in the last week or so.
2. Muscle aches, pains and weakness. Mostly in the hands but also in the feet and legs
Still kinda weak but not as bad as before I would say.
3. Urge to cough when I draw a deep breath.
I was hoping this would go away completely but it hasn't and it really worries me. It IS getting better though. I have had one or two days since the drop in dosage that were as bad but mostly I am able to take a deep breath and not cough now.
4. Cloudy urine
I haven't been checking... It's a gross task. heh.
5. Strange and unpleasant taste/smell in mouth and nostrils
Doesn't seem as bad.
6. Unusually weak and tired ( I believe more so than before dosage increase but hard to gauge)
I would say I have more energy.
I also had some lab tests that showed negative for SOMETHING. This hasn't really been explained to me yet, but I assume they wanted to check for some possible negative effect of the drug.
So what about the headaches... sadly yes, I have been feeling them more. Not too badly. But last night I got a cluster twinge and this morning I can feel it again... lurking in there. Its been a good while since I felt "distinct" cluster pain so I am convinced that the Topamax has been "muting" a mild cycle in progress.
Who knows, that may explain some of my "side effects" maybe the fatigue, numbness and weakness were all just what happens in me when I get cluster attacks that are modified by the presents of enough Topamax in my system. Like splash damage in a grenade fight.
Ack! the twinging continues...