I’ve been on Topamax for a long time. The dosage has fluctuated based on my migraine frequency but it has been a Godsend for me. Recently I have had a large number of “breakthrough” migraines, even with abortives, nasals, narcotics, etc. I’ve had a very hard time “breaking” them. Massage, chiropractic adjustments along with nerve injections seem to be some of the greatest relievers I get but these are not always available. Speaking with my doctor, he brought up the possibility of Trokendi XR. It is supposed to be the newest generation of Topamax but it is an XR so there is no spike in its release, therefore the user should be able to take a lower dose, once a day with a consistent result (no ups and downs of the med through the day hopefully lower migraine breakthrough).
I’d love to know if anyone has taken Trokendi XR for migraines and if so what have your results been? Have you had side effects? How has your insurance been about covering the medication? Thank you for any information you can share with your story.