I'm a longtime sufferer of Migraine - almost exactly 30 yrs. I'm now at state of chronic intractable migraine. I've had the same unrelenting migraine since May 2018. Today my pain management doctor (I don't really trust the guy. He's always rushing me out the door and forcing procedures on me. I'm sure some of y'all know the drill, but he's the only Dr within 100 miles of where I live that sees ppl with my type of combination of conditions) Anyway, I've been on Trokendi XR 200mg for a couple of yrs now and it has stopped preventing most of my worst Migraines to the point where I need either a rescue medication or something to put me to sleep nearly every day. He decided to prescribe me something called ZONEGRAN (brand name) aka ZONISAMIDE (generic name) at 50mg twice daily, but I'm scared to take it due to the side effects. I've been diagnosed with 3 slipped discs, bursitis, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic intractable migraine, having not enough bend in my neck and all the stuff that goes along with those things. In addition I've been diagnosed with depression (the permanent kind), anxiety (also permanent), IBS, reflux and I've had my gall bladder and 1 of my kidneys removed. This drug comes with warnings that effect many of the systems I've listed. I don't know if I should even attempt to take it. If I call his office I'll be told to schedule an appointment. Thing is i am on Medicaid and he doesn't accept it. I'm paying $101 cash each time i see him. I am on a fixed income and won't have the money to pay him for another 3 weeks. Advice?