re: topomax

November 13, 2008 at 9:16 am

The Topomax worked extremely well when I was first placed on it at a
very low dose, which was two years ago. As the smells began to increase in frequency, the dose was raised very gradually. I take 75 mgs in the morning and at night. Dr. C wants to begin to play with other meds to see if there is an effect.

A while back, Dr. C asked me to hold my breath and pinch my nostrils together to see if I still smelled weird things while I wasn’t breathing through my nose. I don’t. I’m not sure what that means – I did ask him but I forgot the answer.

Has anybody developed a heightened scare response? I get startled so easily. Walking around a corner and encountering someone, turning around in a room and being startled by someone’s undetected presence. I get so startled, that I slightly jump, gasp, 😮 my heart starts pounding. It’s ridiculous and funny at times. I could play peek a boo with a 2 year old and get my hiney beat! Or maybe it’s just like my husband things, and I am just a little bit off. 🙂