It is a seizure
medication, given to you because it also controls
pain, after head trauma.
Side effects include:
diarrhea, nausea, constipation, loss of appetite, stomach pain,
headache (hello, irony),
feeling like your body is not exactly where you left it, even as it continues to do what you tell it to do, or has changed size or shape,
and kidney stones. Drink lots of water while taking this medication.
See your doctor if these side effects continue or are bothersome.
Call your doctor
when you realize that this medicine is emptying you back out inside.
Call the prescribing doctor, the neurologist,
two hours' drive from here, and tell him
this medicine is keeping your head
from pounding off your shoulders and exploding
with the pressure of a little bit of blood
by taking out everything that interests you
just after you got it back.
Stop taking Topamax if you experience suicidal thoughts.
Stop taking the one thing