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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 8 days 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 20 days 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 27 days 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago.
 
Weaning off topamax 50 mg
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I started topamax 3 weeks ago at 25 mg, then one week later up to 50. I had a severe allergic reaction. My doctor said to wean off 25 mg every other day... I'm very sick. Any advice for withdrawals and side effects? ## What type of allergic reaction have you experienced? If it was a severe one, as you said, then it is very odd that he would have you continue taking it, at all, rather than having you just stop it and switch to a different medication. Having only been on it for 3 weeks, you likely won't experience any severe withdrawal effects, while a sudden withdrawal may create a risk of seizures, according to the FDA, the can usually be mitigated by switching to a different medication that's used to treat the same disorders.
Updated 3 months ago.
 
Worried about starting topamax second time around,
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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 3 months ago.
 
withdraw from topamax
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So, I was on Topamax once before a little over a year ago for my chronic migraines, and it took away my migraines but it basically made me stupid with the knowledge of a 5 year old, and I was having complete body numbness so my doctor took me off but I never had any withdraw problems. Here I am a year later after trying various medications that were unsuccessful at taking my migraines away, my nuerologist perscribes me to Trokendi XR (which is topamax just like off brand) and he tells me that it wouldn't have as bad of side effects as Topamax... Well he was wrong because my side effects were worse. My body always felt numb and I could never feel my face. I went back to having a low IQ and I just couldn't take it anymore. I went and saw a new nuerologist at Cleveland Clinic a lit...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
TOPAMAX FOR BIPOLAR
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I cant stand the hideous side effects of any of the other bipolar drugs anymore .I take 450mg lithium now. Hoping topamax can work . ANYONE ON TOPAMAX? DRS DONT WANT TO USE IT. ## Topamax, which contains the active ingredient Topiramate, is an anticonvulsant. Some have used it to treat BiPolar disorder, but it is not approved for such uses, which is probably why most doctors do not want to prescribe it. It has some pretty serious side effects, too, include: nausea, headache, anorexia and memory prroblems. You can read more here: Has anyone else tried this medication for BiPolar disorder? ## I am currently on Toplep 50mg twice a day along with Nuzak 40mg. I have been diagnosed with Depression and Type II Bipolar. I had some memory loss in the beginning, more like forgetfulness. Mild head...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
Topamax withdrawal
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I have been on Topamax for over 15 years for Bipolar.....And it Does Work. However I don't Like the Brain Fog it causes and I can be a real b**** at times. I am gradually weaning myself off. I have started using cannabis oil and have found this works much better for me.
Updated 4 months ago.
 
medication low traces for topamax, zoloft and buspar
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Hello, I am taking buspar, topamax and zoloft. At court my drug test results were NEGATIVE but showed traces of benzo, barbituates, pcp and marijuana. I have been clean for over three months and although the results said negative, the child advocate and lawyer said that I was positive because of very low traces. Does that happen??
Updated 5 months ago.
 
Topiramate made by Camber ruined my sight
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I took Topiramate for seven days. On the eighth day I had pressure that went up to 60 and 70 in my eyes and ended up in the hospital. They couldn't figure out what was wrong. It took them eight hours to figure out the problem. I was blind for three days. Developed ocular angular closure glaucoma. Ended up with cataracts in both eyes two eyes surgeries and now permanently dilated eyes. Cannot drive at night anymore light outside is very painful and has reduced my quality of life. Would love to find an attorney that would be willing to take on the hospital and the drug company. It's so unfair when these things happen to you and nobody has to pay for them but you. ## Hello, Tiger6! How are you? I am very sorry about what happened. Unfortunately, you most likely do not have a case, ...
Updated 7 months ago.
 
Topamax/Topiramate duration of treatment
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Hello, I've been taking Topiramate/Topamax for about 14 years. When is 'too long' as far as stopping the medication? I feel as though I have so much of the drug in my body already that it may need a break. ## Hello, Vicki! How are you? That's not actually how it works, your body doesn't keep storing more and more of the medication, that's why you have to take regular doses. Our bodies process stuff out, after a certain period of time. As to how long is too long, that is entirely up to your and your doctor. Only the two of you can decide how long you should continue taking it. Have you discussed your concerns with them? The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, clumsiness, drowsiness, red eyes and memory problems. ## T...
Updated 7 months ago.
 
overdose took 4 urbanol tablets
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My son use topamax,tegratol for epelepsy and took 4 x urbenol now act strange is sleepy ..... ## Hello, Clei! How is your son? Did he suffer any other adverse affects? Taking that many of them could cause some dangerous overdose symptoms, which the U.S. FDA lists as possibly including nausea, vomiting, severe drowsiness, severe dizziness and shallow breathing, which could potentially be fatal.
Updated 7 months ago.
 

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