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How long until the side effects of Topamax will wear off?
I am 18 years old, I have been getting daily headaches for about two years. I went to my Neurologist about three months ago and he prescribed me Topamax. I have been taking it for these three months (approximately), starting out at 25mg a day, and now I am up to 100mg a day. Well, this past week has been really hectic for me. I have been watching five kids and a few family issues have come up, so in short; on Tuesday night I forgot to take my night time dosage (75mg) of my meds. Wednesday morning I was feeling weird. At first I didn't understand why I felt so weird, but I felt awful. Midway through the day my boyfriend had asked me if I took my meds, so in a panic I remembered that I hadn't taken not only the night before but that mornings either. Knowing that it pretty much wor...
Updated 5 days ago.
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took generic topamax for only one month last yr and the arm leg tingling are still present . it allt it all began a few days after i started taking my
one mo. of generic Topamax and the numbness in feet, arms and legs with sensations of short "zaps" accompanied this. i stopped taking it after one month. My behavior became irratic! Could one month cause effects that i get to this day?? ## Hello, Perth! How are you? No, it really doesn't make sense that it would do that. Are you on any other medications? Have you consulted your doctor? What are you being treated for?
Updated 5 days ago.
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Topamax memory loss
I'm on 100mg of Topamax 3 times a day. I've been on it for over 2 years now. I day all 3 doses at once. I take it as a mood stabalizer. It also helps my migraines and assists in weight loss but I've noticed sever memory loss as the years go on. My husband has had to repeat whole conversations to me. Ones we've had just a week prior. It's been more and more noticeable in the last 12 months. Does anyone else share this issue? ## No, it isn't a listed side effect for this medication, but it is difficult to know how it may affect anyone taking it on a long-term basis, since we are all different. Have you discussed the problem with your doctor? Do you take any other medications? ## I was on topamax for weight loss and had four seizures and prior to taking this had nev...
Updated 9 days ago.
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To reduce sugar cravings
My therapist and psychiatrist worked together to prescribe the most effective treatment for my anxiety and alcohol abuse. I have been taking Zoloft for the past six years, and for the past two weeks I have been taking Topamax. I started with 50 mg at night the first week and increased to 100 mg at night the second week. I have been sober for 40 days, but my sugar cravings have not declined! I am eating bubble gum, Oreo cookies, candy ... mad sweets, sweets, sweets. Has anyone else had experience with this course of treatment with Topamax? How long does it take to kick in? Was it effective? Thoughts? Suggestions?
Updated 13 days ago.
Topamax and eye twitching
Hi, I have been using Topamax for depression for 12 months and must admit that it has been very sucessful. The one major draw back is that I have developed a very annoying eye twitch. It only affects one eye, but is very noticeable. I was taking 100 mg twice a day, but have decreased it to 100 mg daily. The twitch has decreased somewhat, and I realize that I now have to come off this drug completely to get rid of the twitch entirely. Has anyone else experienced this problem. I read 1 other reader, but are there more? ## Sorry it took so long to reply. I had the same problem with Topamax which I use for epilepsy. It is the coating of the 100 mg for me. The 50 mg does not cause this on me, so I take 2/50 mg tablets instead. Ever heard of Topamax causing gout? ## I've developed an eye ...
Updated 19 days ago.
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I get pins and needles in my toes and my one toe is becoming sore and red at the tip. I think it might be Raynaud Syndrome. I've been on Topamax / Toplep for 5 years now. Can it be the cause?
Updated 21 days ago.
side effects of topamac 25
I started forgetting many thing after having topamac 25 mg, amitryn 25mg an naxdom 500mg for migraine. is this due to this medicine or something else? ## Hello, Newbei! How are you? It is most likely due to the Topamax, seizure medications are well known to cause memory impairment, along with mood swings, dizziness and drowsiness. Leaving yourself notes to remember things might help. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 21 days ago.
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topamax and right eye twitching
I've been on Topamax 100mg X2 day & or gen. For over 6+ years for migraines & my main concerns are 1) my right eye twitches, 2) low Potassium to wear it is extremely painful & need to take RX Potassium for mult. Reasons 3) memory loss. Would switching back to name brand help with some? Considering my ins. Not my Dr. Understand my reasoning why? & to any other readers I also went legally bind with this drug but it was in combination with another in a 6 month period of being on Topamax & amitriptyline I went from 20/20 vision to legally Blind & for those of you that feel the risk of taking Topamax is beneficial & are taking amitriptyline & have suffered the same always read all the side effects but when consulting a ophthalmologist make sure they don...
Updated 21 days ago.
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Topamax and Binge Eating Disorder
After trying two antidepressants and multiple therapists, my doctor has decided to prescribe me Topamax for my binge eating disorder. I used to also be bulimic, but thanks to therapy have ceased purging for about six months now. I wanted to get feedback from those whose have been prescribed Tomamax for binge eating disorder and/or bulimia. My binging includes consuming anything edible, including expired items in the trash and edible vitamins/supplements/spices, so it is a very serious case. I will binge to the point of illness and have gotten food poisoning from eating rancid food. Has anyone with binge eating disorder found Topamax to help them? If so, what dosage were you on and how long did it take to get relief? I am afraid to take another medication only to be let down again, but I...
Updated 21 days ago.
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How Long Do Topamax Side Effects Last?
I began Topamax a week and a half ago as a migraine prevention. I am experiencing random facial, hands, and feet numbness. Mental fogginess, dull headaches, and tiredness. For those of you who have had success with migraine prevention and have taken this medication for a long time. How long did your side effects last? I have heard only a few weeks. I'm not sure If I can deal with this constantly much longer. I am contemplating which is the lesser of the two evils side effects vs. migraines. I have lost 10 lbs. though. Any advice? ## I haven't used this medication, but what you are experiencing are normal side effects of it and I can tell you that in most cases, they start to taper off about 4 weeks, as your body adjusts to the medication. Have you consulted your doctor about the...
Updated 1 month ago.
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topomax changes brain
hi im not taking topomax but my wife recently started taking it for migraine. 3 weeks in she has decided to leave me after 10 years together and 2 kids. She has different reasons for every time we talk. I don't know her anymore and this all started when she started taking the drug. could my suspicion that topomax has altered her mind. its like she has no emotion anymore. I don't want her to leave. she is saying she loves me but not in love with me. this is not a broken love story but im concerned about maybe this drug is altering her thoughts. has this happened to any other users of topomax?
Updated 1 month ago.
Side Effects - Unfortunate & Rare
Hello. I'm a 55 yr old lady who ruptured a disc in my spine. I was about 30lbs overweight. One of the Clinicians advised that losing the weight would help with the healing of my back. She put me on Phentermine and Topamax. The weight came off pretty fast, about 5 lbs per week. But the side effects were very unpleasant. I found myself planning my suicide. Came too close for comfort. So I weaned myself off the meds. That was 3 months ago. Since then, my hair has been falling out. It's about 3/4 gone with no regrowth yet. I also started having acne, like I'd never had before. It's like cysts on my face and upper chest. My digestive system is totally messed up with pain and diarrhea/constipation. Nothing has helped regulate it (such as Rx for IBS). All blood tests normal!!!!...
Updated 1 month ago.
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Valparin Side Effects on children
My son who is 3 and a half yrs old now, is on valparin200 since he was 6months old, due to seizures which started occuring when he was 6 months.Topamax 25mg was added to valparin200 bcos seizures continued to occur inspite of the valparin200 therapy. Now the condition is that he is showing great signs of recovery and understands almost everything. But the problem is that he is unable to speak properly, also he doesn,t have a proper bowel control. He also has the problem of non coordination of his body parts and is unable to run. There is also a problem of excessive saliva, constipation and frequent viral infections with him. Now provided the situation that he has't had a seizure for almost 1 year or so, i want to know what are the chances of him getting absolutely normal in behaviou...
Updated 2 months ago.
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topamax double vision
I have been on Topamax for sbput 4 months and an now having double vision. I was taking 25mg a day and was told by my eye dr and neurologist to stop taking it. I was taking it to prevent migrainrd. Has anyone else experirnced this and how long did it last? ## I hope you are doing well and you have recovered from your double vision problem. My wife is experiencing the same problem as you were experiencing and we are extremely worried about the situation. She was on Topamax for three weeks (50mg) and she started experiencing double vision. She stopped taking topamax right away but she still has the double vision problem two weeks after she stopped. I'm wondering if the double vision you were experiencing was at the end of the day due to the Topamax or something else was the cause. If ...
Updated 2 months ago.
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topomax for migraines
I started 50 mg of Topamax a week ago for migraines. How soon should I start seeing results if it is going to help? So far, the only side effect I have had is some numbness in my feet/hands and carbonated beverages tasting a little different. I was also curious if anyone has had success with topamax helping generalized pain like back or joint pain? ## I was on it fot 4 months for migraine prevention. I had tingling feet off anf on with it. My concern now is that I have double vision from it. I was tsking 25mg/day. ## @Melli, According to a drug monograph for Topamax (topiramate), it may take up to several weeks to start seeing significant changes in your symptoms.. so you may just have to give it a little more time before you can really decide if this medication is even right for you. F...
Updated 3 months ago.
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Worried about starting topamax second time around,
Hi,Really am looking for some help with taking this medicine Topamax .I have taken it before about 6 years ago for an ad on to my antidepressant and it helped with Sleep and it helped with my anxiety, was great to stable my moods,and the weight loss was an added bonus about 32pds...;however the side effects were not good Had hair loss, back pain,,,memory was affected but seemed to adjust after a while, But this time around I really need to take it.for several reasons,I need the sleep benefit,,,plus really need the help with weight loss greatly to take pressure off my knee hopefully to prevent knee surgery;however I have read so many bad things I am scared to death to keepbtakingbthis Med.If anyone can shed some light on this I would sincerely appreciate it.Thanks ## Hello, John! How are...
Updated 4 months ago.
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topamax weight loss
I took this once years ago for a mood stabilizer. I'm now on it again for weight loss. But I'm not seeing results. Am I immune to it now?? It also makes me dumb as a bucket of rocks. Is there anything I can to to restart my system to rerecognize the meds and not make me feel so dumb?? ## I'm prescribed 2, 100mg at night 1, 100mg in the morning. But I've been taking them all at night so the 'dumminess' part of the drug wears off as I sleep ## Hello, Kas! How are you? How long have you been taking it this time? They do take awhile to reach their full level of efficacy in the body, before you see results. Are you also watching your diet and getting plenty of exercise?
Updated 4 months ago.
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Stomach issues
Hi I have been on topomax 100 mg. 50 am 50 pm consistently for about one week. The tingling has subsided a bit as well as the tiredness. I have noticed, it may or may not be related, some stomach issues. I'm noticing some diarrhea, what feels like hunger pangs. Sometimes after I eat something it seems to go right through me. Anyone experiencing anything similar? ## It may be causing some GI erosion, or gastritis, both of which can cause such symptoms. Have you consulted your doctor? You should have this checked out, before it gets worse.
Updated 4 months ago.
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migraines and topamax
I just recently started taking this for treating 6 to 8 migraines a month. I was using the max amount of meds every month for migraines and in constant pain and usually going in around every 3 to 4 months for a shot. If this sounds familiar you may want to try this drug. If was prescribed 25 mg. for a week which I have just made it though and now am on my second week of 50 mg. My biggest side effect is being tired. I am taking both pills at night instead of one in the morning and one at night. I am hoping to only have to take 50 mg, but we will see. So far so good, but I will up date on progress. ## I am addicted to Restyl since many years. I take 2 pills of 0.5mg every night. I also take Topamac 50 for migraine since last 4 months. Now since the last 7 days I decided to gradually reduc...
Updated 5 months ago.
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Upped my dosage today and feel terrible...
I went from 75mg (50mg at night, 25mg in the morning) yesterday and started my day with 50mg this morning. Since taking it at 9:45 AM, I've had diarrhea, lightheadedness, racing heart, nausea, shakiness, tingling in my hands and feet, mental fogginess, and just this general feeling of blah. I'm a 28/F and I've suffered with daily headaches since a car accident last year and my doctor prescribed topamax to help. I started out with 25mg and upped my dose every two weeks by 25mg until I reached 75mg. At 75mg I was down to 2-3 headaches a week and I thought that was acceptable until I saw her yesterday and she said she thought we could get me feeling even better. So I upped my dose this morning by 25mg for the first time in about a month and I feel AWFUL! Any insight would be gr...
Updated 5 months ago.
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