Topiramate (Topamax) vs Diamox
I am highly allergic to sulfa drugs so can't take the recommended Diamox to lower my pressure so I am on a maxed out dose of topiramate (Topamax), an anti-seizure medication. My pressure actually increased on this medication when I was started on it. Did anyone else have this experience? I now have a VP (Ventricular Peritoneal, brain to stomach, pump is in my stomach where it pumps the fluid off of my brain and puts the excess in the abdominal cavity) Shunt. Plus I have to take Topamax and I have no peripheral vision. Does anyone else out there have any similar experiences?