Topamax Double Vision

a teacher Says:

I have been on Topamax for about 4 months and am 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 migraines. Has anyone else experirnced this and how long did it last?

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Erfan Says:

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 it was the Topamax how long did it take for the double vision to go away? Did you have to take something for it or it just went away on its own?

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David Says:

Sorry to hear about your troubling experiences with Topamax. From what I could gather, the MayoClinic actually lists vision problems as one of the more common side effects associated with this medication; particularly blurred vision, double vision, eye pain, or even rapidly decreasing vision. I don't know if these symptoms are permanent or what, but it sounds like your best bet may be to contact your doctor about this concern and see what he/she recommends to at least help slow the progression of it.

Have you considered supplementing with raw forms of vitamin A (like that found in Spirulina)?

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Aviva Says:

I started Topamax for migraines and worked up to 100 mg daily. 3 weeks in, I started getting double vision. My doc decreased the meds and now I'm off, but the vision is still double. I'm going for an MRI today. Should I worry that it's not reversible? Did anyone else also have this?

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Avica Says:

Hi. I know your post is three years old but I am experiencing the same thing, as you can see from my post. Whatever happened to your double vision? Did it go away and if so how soon? All the best

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