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Topamax memory loss
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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...
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How Long Do Topamax Side Effects Last?
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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 10 days ago.
 
bone pain from topamax
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attention patients taking TOPAMAX Is anyone out there having SEVERE BONE PAIN THROUGH-OUT THEIR LEGS AND OR CHEST?...that is ignored by doctors; who insist is is NOT is side effect from this drug? I AM NOT CRAZY, BUT VERY FRUSTRATED. I am been on TOPAMAX for migraine prevention (low dose of 25 MG) for two years. I started getting bi-lateral leg pain which I was able to tolerate. this was not muscle pain; rather DEEP BONE PAIN IN THE FRONT FROM TOP TO BOTTOM. TWO WEEKS AGO; MY NEUROLOGIST INCREASED DOSE TO 50MG. 'OMG'..MY BONE PAIN IS NOW EFFECTING MY LIFE AND KEEPING ME UP ALL NIGHT. I HAVE TAKEN NARCOTIC PAIN MEDS WITH NO RELIEF. I ENDED UP IN THE 'ER' WITH CHEST PAIN LASTING TWO DAYS. THEY TOLD ME IT WAS BONE PAIN AND NOT HEART RELATED. My doctor ordered blood work to ...
Updated 13 days ago.
 
Topamax and anxiety/social phobia?
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Hi everyone. My 14 year old daughter has been on topamax (25 mg twice daily) for a number of years. She is being treated for anxiety, depression, mood disorder, tics, ADHD and has recently added social phobias to her list of complaints. The meds being used to treat her are Risperodone for the mood, Clonidine for the tics, Prozac for the depression/anxiety, and Topamax to control weight gain that occurs with Risperodone (and possibly to help with anxiety/tics). As she gets older, she seems to be retreating into herself even more. The anxiety is amping up, the depression too. She sleeps all day, and hasn't wanted to leave the house all summer. When I do manage to get her out of the house, the social anxiety is too much for her and she has severe meltdowns. Before she was put on all th...
Updated 17 days ago.
 
Need help understanding my dosing regimen
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I just started taking topamax and I never seen this "twice daily x7 1wk" before. What does this mean?
Updated 17 days ago.
 
How long until the side effects of Topamax will wear off?
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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 27 days ago.
 
topamax side effects even after stopping it
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Hi: I was on Topamax 50mg at bedtime only for a month. I lost 15 lbs, fuzzy brain, but most of all terrible thoughts of not wanting to go on, depressed constantly. Been off only 2 weeks. Is I still am depressed a lot, not nearly as much but my appetite is non existence. I use to have a big sweet tooth now I can't stand anything sweet. Does anyone know how long till it's out of your system and have you experienced anything like this and how long did it last. Thanks in advance. By the way I call the drug the demon, I am glad for people who it works for, but others like myself need to be really careful on it. Good luck to all. Ann ## Hello, Ann! How are you doing? Has anything improved, yet? It can sometimes take a month, or so, before the side effects go away and you start to feel...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
New User to Topiramate 25mg 2xs daily/MIGRAINS
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I am 37 yr old female, and have been having severe headaches since I was about 22-23yrs old. The drs have tried sevral different medications, and while some seem to work for a bit, and others not at all. I am tired of having these bad migrains as it interupts my daily activities. I have had a migraine that lasted just about 3 days, couldnt figure out what was wrong and why am I getting them so much. I finally saw a dr that i was very comfortable with, and she first tried me on firocet, had the generic version, and was ok at first but started to get worse. I was told to take those1 every four (4) hours as needed. sadly it came to the point where I needed to take every four hours. So I called my dr back, and she is trying me on this medication, 25mg twice a day for one week and then up it...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Topamax is helping but due to diahrea should I stop
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Been taking topamax for 2 months now at 25 mg and just increased to 50 mg. Have been doing ok. It has helped with pain in my leg and my had. My headache is gone plus lost 8 pounds. So some good effects. But diahrea is here and this tingling is bad. Plus I here so many bad things and I get scared and think maybe I should stop. What do you quys think. ## What tingling are you experiencing? The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, mood swings, and weight changes.
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Severe Stomach Pain and Trouble Breathing while taking Topamax
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I am a 25 year old female. I had been taking topamax (25mg in the morning and 25mg at night) for about three months for migraine prevention until four days ago. When I first began taking it I realized that I had a few side effects that were easy to find online. These included dizziness, tingling in the hands, feet, and face, as well as a change in the taste of coke (flat and nasty). I also noticed that the effects of drinking alcohol were exacerbated and led to a migraine each time. But besides those two migraines from drinking I did not have any other migraines, which was the only pro about taking this medication. About a month ago things got really bad for me. I began having severe pain in my upper abdomen on the left side where my stomach is. I also could not eat much since eating ma...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Topamax and Binge Eating Disorder
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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 1 month ago.
 
Topamax should be taken off the market
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If you're thinking about taking Topamax or you're taking Topamax, please do your research and consider other alternative medications. Topamax is such a horrible drug! My neurologist put me on it for migraines. I was taking 150mg daily. It actually caused me to have Aura migraines, which I had never had before. I had almost every single side effect from it, tingling in my hands and feet, Brain fog, memory loss, cognitive impairment, slurred speech, problems spelling, anxiety, visual disturbances. My hair was falling out in clumps! It causes irreversible alopecia. I did some research on it and found out what a horrible drug it is and how people were having withdrawals after trying to stop and ended up back on the medication because of the withdrawals. I decided right then and there t
Updated 4 months ago.
 
Had a seizure after coming off Topamax
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I suffer from migraines-previously about 8 a month. My neurologist prescribed 100 mg Topamax, which cut the migraines back significantly to about 2 a month which can be treated with, in my case, Axert or Zomig. I began having really bad eye problems and other symptoms which prompted me to want to wean myself off. I was cut back to 50mg for a week and told to stop. On the 8th day off Topamax, I suffered a grand mal seizure and was taken my ambulance to the hopital. My neurologist will not suggest that it was the Topamax that caused the seizure. I have never had a seizure in my life and can't think of another cause for this. Has anyone else had this experience? I would really appreciate any insight, because I've been placed on another anti-seizure medication and told that by law I...
Updated 4 months ago.
 
topamax and muscle spasms in left knee
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I was put on Wellbutrin 150 XL..and for awhile did really well on that. Then started feeling somewhat depressed again and she increased it to 300 XL once a day. That's when I noticed muscle tics in my lower legs right before I went to sleep or upon waking up. Then started having twitches in stomach, buttocks, then under lips, inside cheeks, then under left eye. I went to my pharmacist and he said he hears alot of complaints about Topamax which I have been on for 8 months. 25mg in morning..50 mg at night. Talked to Psychiatrist who said I do not need to worry about Arrive Dyskensia..and she kept me on Topamax and put me on Wellbutrin SR 200 once a day..and told me to get my electrolyte levels checked. Went to Doctor, he said they did blood work 4 months ago, and I was not deficient i...
Updated 5 months ago.
 
Topamax and eye twitching
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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 5 months ago.
 
Topamax and drug testing
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Is Topamax a narcotic? I am on probation and don't need to take any narcotics. I do not want to fail any drug tests.
Updated 5 months ago.
 
DOSAGE INCREASE
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HI MY DOCTOR INCREASED ME FORM 50MG IN MORNING TO 50MG IN MORNING AND AN ADDITIONAL 25MG AT NIGHT FOR 2 WEEKS AND THEN UP TO 50MG AT NIGHT. i AM ON DAY 5 OF THE NIGHT AND FEEL A LITTLE WEIRD WILL THAT WEAR OFF I HAVE BEEN FINE SO FAR I CANT REMEMBER IF I HAD PROBLEMS WHEN I FIRST STARTED ## Hello, Amy! How are you? What specifically do you mean by saying you feel weird? I'm sorry, but the usage of that term can vary broadly, so when it comes to medications, it is very hard to know what specific symptoms someone might be experiencing. The FDA lists the common side effects for this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, mood swings, and weight changes. ## Headaches just dull, a little spacey headed.it's wearing off a little now I have been on seco...
Updated 5 months ago.
 
topamax phentermine contrave
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May I take these together (phentermine, topamax, contrave)? They were prescribed for weight loss. ## Has your doctor instructed you take them all at once? That would be very unusual. In most cases, as reported by the FDA, taking all of these at once, could result in elevated blood pressure, elevated heart rate, severe insomnia nervousness, anxiety, and anorexia, any of which could be fatal.
Updated 5 months ago.
 
is topamax 50mg tablet time released
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I was just put on this medicine and I was wondering if this Topamax is a time released medicine? ## What are the markings on the tablet you are taking? The 50mg dosage is available in both a regular release formulation and a time released one, according to NIH records. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, and mood changes.
Updated 5 months ago.
 
Topamax and gastro issues
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I'm going to be going back on Topamax after coming off it due to gastrointestinal issues. It is the only thing that keeps me from getting migraines and there is no pain involved with the stomach problems. However, the side effect is unpleasant. Basically I have liquid bowels when I use it. Even after taking it over 6 months. Will that go away or is there a way I can counteract that?
Updated 6 months ago.
 

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