Friday, November 27, 2009


I've been very open about my sensitivity to anti-depressants and anti-epileptics. I've also searched for the answer to my suicidal urge four years ago since my neurologist had told me Topamax couldn't be responsible.

As I sat watching TV the day before yesterday, an interesting commercial came on. Some law firm was setting up lawsuits for family members who had lost a loved one to suicide "while taking the medication Topamax for depression or migraines".

Validation at last from a reliable source. Shyster Lawyers a viable source? LOL. But think of it this way. Lawyers don't waste their time pan handling for cases they don't think they can win.

Please, my friends, be cautious, be aware.

I cannot, in good conscience, say nothing. I come out swinging against this medication.

All my best hopes for 98% pain free days for all of us.


  1. when i was on this drug, within 4 months i started noticing weird things like not being able to find words to say, forgetting how to count money, forgeeting where i put things. i was feeling like a two year old. i was starting to not be able to do simple task, like, write my name, type on the computer. I called my doc and he said it was normal and i said normal for whom. this drug needs more testing. drug companys rush to put drug on the market.

  2. I'm not sure if the problem is so much rushing to put drugs on the market as it is the lack of understanding we have about the human brain and how it works. Any good neurologist will tell you that we're learning new things about brain chemicals and how they relate to pain every day. So answer me can drugs to treat neurological disorders such as Fibro, really treat them with only partial knowledge. It's equivalent to putting a bandage on a gunshot wound. Sure it might help sustain life but it doesn't take care of the problem. And if the bandage sticks to the wound and festers it can even create new problems.

    It's the best analogy I can come up with today. LOL

    Good point about the "normal" comment from your doctor. The medical community must be told what is and isn't acceptable for you. If not being able to sign your name isn't the way you want to live your life then you have to be firm and stay strong. Good for you for doing just that, Crissy!

    All my best,

  3. I just got off Topamax after being on it for 2 years. I kept complaining that it wasn't helping my migraines, and the docs just kept increasing the dosage.

    I have come off several drugs recently and I have better clarity and less suicidal ideation. Coincidence? I don't think so. I do have more fibro pain, but I can live with it to have a clearer head!