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    rhondar posted:
    any helpful tips from those who have taken topamax out there? I was just started on 50mgs twice a day and I am surely not feeling well. I am wondering if anyone had rough side effects that calmed down and how long it took?
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    allie_bf responded:
    That's a pretty stiff starting dose (= 100 mg/day.) My neuro started me out at 25 mg a day and worked up. You could ask your doc if he/she would be willing to start you at a slower pace. For many people the side effects will resolve after awhile, but not for everyone. Give yourself a few (i.e. at least 3 or 4, perferably 6) months to see how things work out for you. This is a drug that works well for a lot of people so try to give it a chance. Eventually, however, you will have to decide if it's going to be worth putting up with the remaining side effects.


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