I have been struggling with chronic migraine for 5-6 years now. After several unsuccessful treatments, my doctor prescribed me Topamax. I have been on it for more than 3 years now. It totally worked for 2ish years, but now it doesn't anymore. It was the only drug which let me live in a decent way, but the price I'm paying in terms of cognitive side effects is just too high if there are alternatives.
I was taking the 100 mg dose, now gradually lowering it and stopping it in 3 weeks. Shall I expect withdrawal side effects? I am particularly concerned with the weight gain. Has anyone been able to control their weight while coming off Topamax?
Thank you very much.