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I suffer from migraines and pass out. I am on topamax, (topiramate) and migraine medication.... Any recomendations?

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In brief: Exercise, magnesium

If the MRI and eeg are normal, aerobic exercise, regular low-carb meals, magnesium, coq10, and other supplements can help.
Topamax (topiramate) can cause many side effects, including kidney stones in 20%, acidosis with fatigue and malaise, memory difficulties, and many other. Botox is much more effective, much safer, and now is covered by most insurance plans. Read more about alternatives at nyheadache.Com.

In brief: Exercise, magnesium

If the MRI and eeg are normal, aerobic exercise, regular low-carb meals, magnesium, coq10, and other supplements can help.
Topamax (topiramate) can cause many side effects, including kidney stones in 20%, acidosis with fatigue and malaise, memory difficulties, and many other. Botox is much more effective, much safer, and now is covered by most insurance plans. Read more about alternatives at nyheadache.Com.
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
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Dr. K. Olson
Psychiatry

In brief: Misdiagnosis?

Migraine equivalents that affect the basilar artery system can cause imbalance and incoordination.
In addition they can can cause confusion, dysarthria - inability to speak coherently, paresthesias of the face, dizziness, nausea, and double vision. The fact that you pass out warrants further evaluation - is it truly loss of consciousness or simply falling due to incoordination?

In brief: Misdiagnosis?

Migraine equivalents that affect the basilar artery system can cause imbalance and incoordination.
In addition they can can cause confusion, dysarthria - inability to speak coherently, paresthesias of the face, dizziness, nausea, and double vision. The fact that you pass out warrants further evaluation - is it truly loss of consciousness or simply falling due to incoordination?
Dr. K. Olson
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