Yeah. That is similar to my experience several years ago with gabapentin as a prophylactic
. It helped some almost right away... but it helped a good bit more after about 2 months on it.
A general drawback about gabapentin for migraines (and from what I've heard, for seizures too) is it must be taken at regular intervals for it to help. Also, 900mg was not enough for me (I had breakthroughs when I forgot a few doses.
Well I hope the extra Topamax mostly kicks in a lot sooner that 6-8 weeks
for you, even if takes a little longer to reach maximum benefit.
The nasty neuro here that I saw several years ago, after i got her to stop screaming so i could sit down and talk... finally said as long as gabapentin was working for me that would be better because Topamax was "a more complicated drug." I asked her what she meant and she shook her head and said to keep on with the gabapentin. I said I was still having breakthroughs and was hoping to try something different. Shook head again.
(Now I wonder if she is any relation to Ginnie's foot surgeon.
~ waves ~ with well wishes to you, Donna