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Topiramate Dose

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#1 Tue, 04/05/2021 - 20:00
David53
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Topiramate Dose

Hi, Would be interested to know other members prescription of Topiramate ? mine is 100mg a day 50mg on a morning and 50mg at night, but i am still suffering badly with 04.00am attacks every night and think it needs to be increased? i have Sumatriptan injections which are a life saver, i also have Oxygen which i cant decide whether or not it works for me or not as yet?  i think my dose is relatively small or am i wrong? are some people on a lot higher? Thanks David

Thu, 13/05/2021 - 20:25
DavidH 7
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"i also have Oxygen which i cant decide whether or not it works for me or not as yet?"

Can you describe what you mean by this, David?

 

 

Fri, 14/05/2021 - 23:47
David53
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Hi David, What i mean by that is when i have tried the oxygen while having a headache it does not seem to work for me as quickly compared to Sumatriptan!  whether or not i am giving it long enough i do not know?  how long do you inhale the oxygen for before  you notice any improvement in condition? Thanks David

Sat, 22/05/2021 - 06:44 (Reply to #3)
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Hi David53

Do you have a demand valve? This aborts attacks very much faster. It's usually about 20 minutes on high flow oxygen but a demand valve cuts this down to 6 minutes in my experience. It depends on whether you can get it in your area. Check with your 02 supplier.

Good luck.

Dorothy

Sun, 23/05/2021 - 00:07
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Hello.  For me, Sumatriptan injection is the most useful treatment for an attack.  However, this is generally prescribed at a maximum of two per day ... and I can have up to 8 attacks in a day.   Oxygen tends to work in 5-15 minutes and is useful as an alternative. 

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