My migraine doctor has been weaning me off of Trokendi because not only was it affecting my memory, but it was causing kidney damage too! This explains why when I was on a high dosage of Topamax (same drug, different delivery system), I was getting weird kidney numbers. We only put it all together this year!
Anyway, he is all excited about Namenda, which was originally created for dementia or Alzheimer’s patients. And with my memory loss from the topirimate, this will be a good thing. (Although they say you get your memory back anyway.). Apparently, Namenda doesn’t affect the liver or the kidneys, doesn’t cause weight gain, actually has a bit of appetite suppressant (not as much as Topamax), and low incidence of side effects. He is starting me really low at 5 mg. And so far, I’m not feeling anything. I’ve only been taking it for a few days. Just wondering when it kicks in.
I’m still at 75 mg. Trokendki as we can only go down 25 mg. per week. It gives me nasty side effects otherwise. I can’t believe that I’m getting the same side effects coming down that I did going up. I’m getting that awful tingling in my fingers to the point where I can hardly feel my fingertips. It’s nuts. Just a few more weeks to go and I’ll be rid of it forever.
Interested in hearing if anyone has heard of Namenda. At my clinic, it’s the hot new thing for the neurologists. LOL