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new medicine with added bonus

Friday, March 12, 2010

Several days ago my pharmacy contacted my doctor to get prescription refills for my migraine medicines. My doctor's office then called me to come in because I had used up the prescriptions faster than expected. So I went in for my appointment yesterday. After we talked about my headaches, the doctor decided to put me on a daily preventative medicine instead of just treating the headaches when they happen. Then he said, "There's one good side effect, and one not-so-good side effect." He explained the not-so-good one, then said that the side effect that a lot of women like is that the medicine often makes people lose weight! Hooray, what a bonus that would be!
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    Well, I'm sorry that you have the migraines, but I suppose that is a nice 'silver lining', anyway.

    Hope the new medicine improves your symptoms though! emoticon
    3879 days ago
    I hope your headaches get better! I know how debilitating migraines can be! Let us know how it goes!
    3879 days ago
    Careful though! I also used this medication (Topamax) and I had to quit using it because it affected my eyesight. This was 6 months ago and still I cannot see/read the same way as before. In my case, it wasn't worth it. Besides, I didn't loose any weight. Try Imitrex nasal spray (if you are so authorized by a doctor), will get rid of migraines in 10 minutes with no palpitations or side effects. Just be careful, read the insert that comes with the medication and be vigilant about side effects. Wish you all the best!
    3880 days ago
    Hooray! I am sorry you get migraine headaches but the side effect of the medicine is like getting the flu...I always say "well, at least you lose a few pounds!" :P LOL

    hope you get the bonus side effect!
    3880 days ago
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