My son has suffered with haemaplegic migraines (migraine with paralysis) for the past 5 years and has tried many drugs. He is now on epilepsy drug topirimate which for him is fantastic. He has gone from 8 episodes a day of paralysis to 1 to 2 a year. His migraines are reduced from one a week to one a month. We have recently discoverd that garlic and onions can set him off when im cooking so now a garlic and onion free environment lol! It is very hard watching someone you love go through this and for them it is hard being looked at in the street as though they are drunk or on drugs. It has been a long journey for Jordan with some people especially his work place not being very understanding (its just a headache) but he is now seeing a light at the end of the tunnel and has moved out from home to share a house with his very understanding friends and is finally able to get on with his life. He has tried coming off topirimate a couple of times but paralysis and migraine return with a vengeance so for now he is staying with this fabulous medication that seems to work for him but not all sufferers. Good luck know what you're going through AlisonView Thread
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