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Back on Topamax after being off for a year
I was on Topamax since 2006, 300mg a day. i went off it last year, my decision after a long discussion with my dr due to all the side affects, one major one was my hair loss, it was coming out in clumps. After being off of it for the past year, I gained over 30lbs. My eating was the same, healthy. Activity was the same. I attributed the weight gain to being off the Topamax. I went back to my dr this past week asked to go back on it again. I does help with my over all mood but I was on it for chronic pain from 6 surgeries. My question is, when i was on Topamax the first time I lost a ton of weight, should I expect it again. Im already down 5 lbs since Wednesday. 11/11. ## Hello, Stephanie! How are you? Yes, it is possible that it will work that way for you, again. Some doctors actually p...
Updated 5 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 9 days ago.
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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 10 days ago.
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bone pain from topamax
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 1 month 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 1 month ago.
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has anyone used this for migraines ?
just been perscribed the drug and i'm a bit concerned reading all the side effects ## Have been using it for several years to prevent migraines. Once the dosage is up to where they stop, you'll feel fin. Worst part is dry mouth and weight loss. ## i need info asap,,,my relative was rescribed topamax...i do not know if she is taking it or not...she is violent and suicidal now....help .....i do not know where to take her i am afraid she is going to do something she will regret or she will die ## I have been using Topamax for months now for my migraines. I was having them on a daily basis and they were consuming me. I have four children and a husband and to be quite honest, they got the worse end because I took my pain out on them. I started out on 50mg, but had to go to 100mg. I a...
Updated 1 month 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 1 month ago.
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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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago.
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TOPLEP - RAYNAUD'S SYNDROM??
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 2 months ago.
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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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months ago.
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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 4 months 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 4 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 months ago.
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