Drugs of Shame #1: Topamax and Its Dangers


Topamax: The Drug with 9 Lives

is published by HormonesMatter as part of my ongoing effort of awakening doctors and patients about the dangers we face when we take medicines. Doctors prescribe them in good will because they have little information about how the medicine works, what it interrupts. Based on my recent analysis of the many members in my migraine group about what medicines they take, most doctors do not have enough information about these drugs to see interactions or duplication.

My goal is to review each drug migraineurs and others are prescribed for pain that are not actually pain killers. These drugs change how the brain works. As a result of this change, your pain remains (if you are well enough to actually feel it) but your brain and body may suffer permanent damage.

Drugs of Shame Series #1

I chose Topamax as the first medicine of the Drugs of Shame Series because it is the #1 drug prescribed for migraineurs as a preventive.

In my migraine group, migraineurs learn how to prevent their migraines and once that is established, all members slowly stop Topamax. The ratio of members with migraine to Topomax prescription is about 50% at entry. The percentage of members remaining on Topomax for migraines after the use of the Stanton Migraine ProtocolTM is zero. This clearly shows that Topamax is not needed for migraine and, in fact, no medicine is needed for migraine.

To learn more, please send a note to me on Stanton Migraine ProtocolTM  website or at the comments below and I set you up with the program!

Comments are welcome as always!


About Angela A Stanton, Ph.D.

Angela A Stanton, PhD, is a Neuroeconomist focusing on chronic pain--migraine in particular--physiology, electrolyte homeostasis, nutrition, and genetics. She lives in Southern California. Her current research is focused on migraine cause, prevention, and treatment without the use of medicine. As a forever migraineur from childhood, her discovery was helped by experimenting on herself. She found the cause of migraine to be at the ionic level, associated with disruption of the electrolyte homeostasis, resulting from genetic variations of all voltage dependent channels, gates, and pumps (chanelopathy) that modulate electrolyte mineral density and voltage in the brain. In addition, insulin and glucose transporters, and several other variants, such as MTHFR variants of B vitamin methylation process and many others are different in the case of a migraineur from the general population. Migraineurs are glucose sensitive (carbohydrate intolerant) and should avoid eating carbs as much as possible. She is working on her hypothesis that migraine is a metabolic disease. As a result of the success of the first edition of her book and her helping over 5000 migraineurs successfully prevent their migraines world wide, all ages and both genders, and all types of migraines, she published the 2nd (extended) edition of her migraine book "Fighting The Migraine Epidemic: Complete Guide: How To Treat & Prevent Migraines Without Medications". The 2nd edition is the “holy grail” of migraine cause, development, and prevention, incorporating all there is to know. It includes a long section for medical and research professionals. The book is full of academic citations (over 800) to authenticate the statements she makes to make it easy to follow up by those interested and to spark further research interest. It is a "Complete Guide", published on September 29, 2017. Dr. Stanton received her BSc at UCLA in Mathematics, MBA at UCR, MS in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, PhD in Economics with dissertation in neuroscience (culminating in Neuroeconomics) at Claremont Graduate University, fMRI certification at Harvard University Medical School at the Martinos Center for Neuroimaging for experimenting with neurotransmitters on human volunteers, certification in LCHF/ketogenic diet from NN (Nutrition Network), certification in physiology (UPEN via Coursea), Nutrition (Harvard Shool of Public Health) and functional medicine studies. Dr. Stanton is an avid sports fan, currently power weight lifting and kickboxing. For relaxation (yeah.. about a half minute each day), she paints and photographs and loves to spend time with her family of husband of 45 years, 2 sons and their wives, and 2 granddaughters. Follow her on Twitter at: @MigraineBook, LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelaastantonphd/ and facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DrAngelaAStanton/
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6 Responses to Drugs of Shame #1: Topamax and Its Dangers

  1. Roald Michel says:

    Oh great, moderation again. Seems people want to moderate me all over the place 😦

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    • I believe it has something to do with the fact that hypertension drugs are blocking essential voltage dependent channels–usually sodium channels. It is now understood that salt is essential to the heart as is fat and cholesterol. These are also essential for the brain.

      When we block fat, cholesterol and salt from these organs in any way, these organs fail. In blacks the situation is even worse because their healthy body is different from the healthy body of say a Chinese. The Chinese are petite. Ideal BMI of about 20 is normal, white Caucasian BMI of about 22 – 25 is right, Hispanic BMI is 25-30 is is right and Black BMI is 30-36 is right. So each culture is healthier at a different fat, cholesterol and sodium makeup.

      Thus a drug developed by testing on one group is not going to work on another.

      Furthermore, most tests are done on men and women have historically been excluded as a result of their pesky hormonal changes but those hormonal changes matter! And lastly, lab rats they use for initial experiments are also male and they freak out from male researchers (adrenaline and dopamine kicks into action from dominant male testosterone scent) than from female researchers (testosterone dominance matters since the animals’ life depends on that). So whether a male or a female scientist ran the tests with the lab rats matters.

      In general you will find start seeing huge changes in heart medicine. In the US already there is a big fight (I just saw on the news) about the lunch food of kids. The FDA wants to lower salt intake but studies published (several) in 2014 show that a low salt diet is harmful for the heart. Thus voltage dependent channel blockers that don’t allow the sodium channels work is a problem if low level salt is more harmful than higher level salt. In fact the entire medical treatment needs to be re-evaluated. I found in my migraine group of now almost 2000 but over the life of the group about 4000 that many who enter with high BP and many meds end up with normal BP and no meds after the salt levels are raised to a normal level. Mine is not a “clinical” trial since I have no placebo… everyone gets the treatment they need but then again, I need no placebo or clinical trial when 100% of the participants recover! Now do I?

      So cholesterol medications and heart medications are bad.

      The brain is over 70% fat.. so feed it fat! Enough of this low-fat nonsense. Sugar causes hypertension so stop sugar and sugar substitutes for heaven’s sake and stop all simple carbs (carbs without fiber), fruit and vegetable juices, shakes and smoothies. Eat salt and potassium in balance and plenty of water, good quality fats and cholesterol and voila.. healthy heart and brain!

      Food is medicine so drop the medicine.. it is not food!


      • I entirely agree with every bit, but the last sentence. What about this version: Food is natural medicine so drop chemical medicine.. it is not food. Well, less confusion!

        Thanks anyway for a well-written and most informative reply
        Hector Vargas

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