First off, I'm glad to hear that there is something out there to give you all some relief of your problems!! Thank Goodness!!
I find it interesting how a drug is good for several different applications.
My daughter took Topamax for a while due to a seizure problem that we were having trouble controlling with other meds.
Her problem was she was a sophomore in high school, trying to live a normal a life as possible, including playing JV basketball.
For a time, she sat the bench, but the coach took my daughter under her wing, sitting her at the top of the bench, and taught her a lot about the game, some things I think, she would have never learned out on the floor.
Anyway, when the meds kicked in,,,,it stopped her seizures, but she had a lot of trouble remembering and focusing on things. The coach said you could just see it in her eyes!
The doc we were seeing, basicly said, "that's it,,,,Topamax or the seizures".
I had trouble with that, with all the meds out there.
Another doc, university setting, told us that a nick name they had for Topamax was DOPE-A-MAX. And the way my daughter reacted, I would say that was right!
Bottom line, with found a couple different meds that worked fine, cleared up her head, and she got thorough high school, and 4 years of basketball, a little volleyball and softball just fine.
But hey, I figure that's why there are so many drugs available. Some work for some better than others.