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  • Is anyone taking Topamax Just for weight loss ?

    so I’m taking topamax for losing weight. It’s just been 3 weeks starting at 25mg and now at 75mg.  Since day one I feel super sick from my stomach pains , gas, grossed out, super dry mouth and super thirty just for water.  Excessive urination, I can barely hold it.  My mind gets anxious...

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  • Anyone else had stomach pains while taking Topiramate / Topamax

    I experienced stomach pains within weeks of taking Topiramax, which was to help my migraines. I was unaware this was the cause at first. However, after a colonoscopy, a colonography and an MRI scan showed to be normal, I had to diagnose the problem myself and by means of elimination and it proved to...

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  • Chronic Cough/Phlegm Due to Topamax?

    Hello! I have been on topamax for around 3/4 months now and have formed a cough I cannot get rid of; along with a ton of mucus in my throat. I thought it was a cold so I was given antibiotics by my doctor and that did not help. I have gone to a allergy and asthma doctor and have been cleared. I have...

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  • Any Positive thoughts on Topamax?

    I have been prescribed this today for migraines but all I have read is negative stories about taking the drug, does anyone have anything positive to say about it? I'm aware that it probably comes with side effects as like nearly all new tablets we have to take long term however all the negative comments...

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  • Advice please

    Hi everyone,  Just using this forum as a sounding board/advice line really!  I’ve suffered with daily persistent headaches, migraines & anxiety for around 2 years now. Have been taking 60-80mg propranolol daily for 18 months & have tried pregabalin & gabapentin for the headaches...

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  • Please be careful & watch your symptoms.

    After 35+ years of headaches/migraines and screaming at every GP I could find I finally got to see a neurologist at the Nuffield and have been on topiramate for 5 months. I had a few side effects to start with like tingling fingers, face and heels but that was bearable, and of course the weight loss...

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  • Weening off topomax

    Hi I am recently weening off topomax and idk if this is what it’s from or if it’s a common symptom but I am aching all over! Did anyone else experience this? I was on 150 mgs I’m now down to 25 and will soon be off completely but my god I feel horrible! I’m just hoping it’s a side effect and nothing...

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  • TOPAMAX & STROKES

    I was given this HORRIBLE medication in 2013 for back pain - I WAS NOT told about the side effects ( which one is strokes). It is sad when people we trust to take care of us aren't honest enough to tell us the side effects of medications. My first side effect was ALL soft drinks tasted FLAT - THEN...

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  • Not losing any weight..

    So I've been on 400 mg of topiramate 200 in the morning 200 in the evening and haven't lost much weight.. I really thought I'd lose something.. maybe another medicine is keeping the weight on.. I really can't say but I thought this medicine was supposed to counter that.. maybe it doesn't...

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  • How Common is Hair Loss?

    I just started taking 25 mg of Topiramate for migraines/insomnia. My doctor never warned me about potential hair loss, and I was wondering how common of a side effect it is. Am I even on a high enough dose to lose hair?

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  • Topiramate - hair loss

    HI, am looking for some advice. My 15 year old daughter has been taking topiramate for about five weeks after four years of funny turns which have finally been diagnosed as migraine by a neurologist.  Yesterday she cam downstairs in tears after feeling a bald spot at the back of her head. She has...

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  • Topamax severe reaction

    So last year I was taking topamax for my migraine. We were going up in doses starting at 25mg. Every week I would go use a dose. By the end of the month I started taking 100mg. That's when things got really weird. I felt off all day. I usually take my dose about 8am. Around 11am I felt the left side...

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  • Topiramate for migraines

    Im on 50mg a day for migraines and have been for 2 weeks now. I have to have hormone replacement which was making my migraines worse so i said if the drs could control them i would continue with the hormones ( im 34) so thought it important to carry on with them. My side effects so far...pop tastes...

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  • DONT QUIT COLD TURKEY

    Hello I have suffered migraines since I was 9 years old . I have been on topamax about 5 different occasions and the latest stint I had I was on it for about 4 months I worked my way up to 150mg per day. Previously I had the usual side affects.  Tingling toes at night. Memory loss.  Thinning...

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  • Longer I take it the worse the side effects get!

    Has anyone noticed the longer you take roommate the worse the side effects get. I'm on 50mg once a day and I started back in February of this year. I started out with only my fingers tingle which was fine I got over it and the weight loss/ appetite suppressant is awesome, but by mid July I started...

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  • Topamax/Topirmate

    Hey everyone! Has anyone taken topamax/topirmate for fibromyalgia? If so, has it caused you to lose weight? Also, did it give you funny feelings like disoriented? Please share any info or opinions. Thank you!

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  • Topiramate and quitting alcohol

    I have read some material about quitting alcohol and the help that topiramate is for cravings and permanent quitting .  Does anyone have any information on this topic?

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  • Husband Prescribed Topramax and concerned for him

    Hello, My husband has been having spells of confusion that last about 30 seconds for the last 5 years.  They happen only once or twice a week at most. He is able to do things fine when it happens, too he just has a funny taste in his mouth and smell and talks about things unrelated to the conversation...

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  • topiramate and sex drive

    My girlfriend has been on this medication for about 4 and a half months now. Only 25 mg but she hasn't been herself. She's become sort of lethargic and depressed not as active and before she was a very active motivated person. She forgets things and gets confused about things that literally just...

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  • Topamax...to start or not to start?

    I have a history of migraines and recently started having ringing in the ears non stop for about six weeks now.  After going to an ENT, I went to see a neurologist.  After two EEGs, I was told I have a seizure disorder.  Not the convulsing kind, but didn't even know I ever  had...

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  • topirimate and teeth falling out

    Hi all, I am a mom to a son with a seizure disorder.  Topiramate was added to his anti-seizure regiment.  Unbeknownst to me, the group home where he resides (for the last 2 and a half years) has been having him chew all of his meds (there are many many meds he takes) including the topiramate....

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  • Topamax and menstrual issues

    A few months after starting Topamax my menstrual got irregular on and off, then light, then Stopped. 12 months..no monthly/obgyn did several test. Anyone else have this issue?

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  • Does anyone take topirimate for IIH?

    I've been taking Topirimate for InterCranial Hypertension for around 12 months now, originally posted on this site for information about the tablets because I was having a lot of bad symptoms with them. However I continued with them as the only other option was a shunt of some sort so I have decided...

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  • Stopping topamax and it's effects

    I was taking topamax 50 mg per day for about a year. I stopped 3 weeks ago due to an insurance change. I had my period about two weeks ago. A few days ago I started spotting, with minor cramps and back pain. A bit similar to a period but not like I usually get. My question to those who were on the medication...

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  • Hemiplegic migraine and topiramate

    I am a 55 year old female in UK and have just been prescribed topiramate for my hemiplegic migraine by my go. Having looked at discussion forums it seems that this drug is a real danger. I am too scared to take it, any suggestions on how to keep an eye on the side effects.

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  • Am I going crazy?

    I was recently put on Topamax 25 mg for my migraines. I asked what the side effects would be. The doctor said most common are tingly hands. I have that and I just don't feel like myself. I'm slow at thinking, I'm breaking out, I force myself to eat and food does not taste good. Nothing...

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