You asked when to take the preventative Topamax. As a preventative, you take it every day, at the strength your doctor prescribes. And do not stop, even if you feel better. You'll feel better because of the medicine. My Neurologist prescribed my Topamax at a low dose, one at bedtime. And I still had more than 2 or 3 migraines per week. So he upped the Topamax to one 100 mg at bedtime, and I've been mostly better for a number of years. I tried Depakote first, but I had a daily headache, stomach ache, and muscle aches, so I got off of it fast.View Thread
When I have a migraine, I almost always feel a sharper headache pain when I bend over, like when I'm trying to finish up the laundry - taking clothes out of the dryer. But my Neurologist told me a long time ago that this was a symptom of a migraine. In fact, if I'm not sure if I have one and if I should take Zomig spray or not, I'll bend over and shake my head around to check for the familiar migraine headache pain. (Because you're supposed to take it at the first sign that you have the headache.) It is not any type of headache that I know of, and my doctor didn't say, "OMG, you are going to die tomorrow!" It is just one of those things, like sometimes I'll feel like I might throw up, but usually not. People that don't have nausea or 'bending over' pain cannot be accused of not having a migraine. And I've never had a hangover, and don't ever intend to have one. I don't want to cause myself any more pain or torture than I have to!View Thread
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