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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Self Medicating - Spironolactone, Topamax, Ciprolax Adventures on crack.....

I realize that I have suddenly self medicated myself. I visited the dermatologist the other day and my skin was so bad, and I was so upset that I just told him that I needed to take more of the meds of spironolactone. I had read online that some individuals take 200mg of it a day and had had results and I was only taking 100mg. He looked at me and said "but of course". Wham bam thank you mam. Had I known that it was going to be that easy, I would have started for asking for the drugs I wanted to have much earlier. Fast forward a week.......

I'm sitting in the neurologists office and i tell him that I am feeling so so, but I need more Topamax. We chat a bit about it. He asks me the usual questions and then started to write a script. Asked me how much Topamax I was taking a day and I said 2 and their you go. We've gone from 1.5 pills to 2 pills a day. I did my research, saw that the 200 mg would be better. He signed the script and there you go. I am no my way.

Both are certainly the right amount and I checked with the pharmacist, who is very good at all of the drug interactions and she was really helpful and assured me that it would remain the same.

What has been interesting on the side effects front, the effects of the Topamax with the memory loss and demotivation is back. Yuck! Hopefully the migraines are going farther away!!!!

1 comment:

Migraine Chick said...

This is a great tip. I'm going to try this the next time I go to the docs!


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