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Fatigue, Headaches...

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I was diagnosed 2 years ago with Lupus, and since then over time i've learnt to deal with most of my symptoms except for the headaches!!!! .. sometimes they last a few hours.. others 3-4 days. I get distorted vision, as if im in a fish bowl. My doctor gave me some maxalt which worked for a few weeks, then stopped even helping in the slightest. I later got put onto Half Inderal LA 80mgs, which worked for abit longer.. but now neither are working and im still suffering from really bad headaches, which i think is causing me to sleep more, and feel drained all the time. i slept for 15hours last nite! and i feel like im in a no win situation because i know sleeping too much can cause headaches too! can anyone help? :p
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Not sure if this will help for you but my neurologist put me on Topamax and it works great. I have to take it all at night though (100 mg.) cuz its makes me too sleepy if I take it in the morning (I'm a teacher).

You'll start gradually and increase the dosage. I haven't had an aura or serious migraine in 3 months. I started taking it in June.

Best Wishes
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