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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Toperimate/Topamax horrid Side effects ?!?!

    I have been taking 400mg of topamax twice a day (so 800mg a day) for a couple years now. For the last 6-9 months my right shoulder and arm have been hurting so bad I feel if I cut it off I would be better off. The muscle cramps and spasms so bad I cry day and night and have been to the ER twice. It feels...

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  • Topamax is evil

    I've been on topamax for 3 months I asked dr to change my meds he did to propanalol for 4 days I've been having headaches my question is. Is this a withdrawal an I was taking topamax for migraines

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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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  • Should I be concerned???

    I tapered off of Topomax a little over a month ago. I'm feeling so much better! Although I'm happy that I'm not gaining any of the weight back that I lost, sometimes considering how much I've eaten it amazes me! If I gained back a few pounds it would be no big deal. I've read...

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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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  • Shampoo for thinning Hair!

    I found a shampoo, they actually have a whole treatment kit. I'm hoping it will help with the damage the Topamax did. Does anyone know how long after stopping the medication your hair will stop falling out in clumps, if you happen to have this side effect? Lastly, although I didn't go on Topamax...

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  • Are these side effects normal?

    I was put on topiramate 9 days ago, 25mg twice a day, at the one week mark I started taking 75 mg daily and next Friday I will be at my goal of 100mg. Since starting I have yet to have a migraine yay! But I have had some numbness in my fingertips, tingling in my feet and if I sit cross legged to long...

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  • Toperimate side effects

    Hi I am new to this forum, I have recently started toperimate 25mg 6days ago for migraine I had previously been on amiitryptiline 50mg stopped 1werk prior (suddenly) to starting toperimate no reduction as advised by neurologist! I have awful cold chills, no temperature, low b/p, breathlessness. have...

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  • Weaning off prozac

    Hey there. I have been on prozac for 30days now, 20mg and I want to get off it. I don't know whether to wean off it or c/t. If i c/t will i be at risk for discontinuation syndrome? I am taking prozac to help with ativan withdrawal that i am currently still in . I was prescribed ativan for seizures...

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  • Topirimate overdose

    Three years ago I eas prescribed Topirimate by the pain clinic. I suffer from a condition called bilateral cervical stenosis, it's very painful and as I get older my condition will worsen. I had been on pregabalin and gabapentin before Topirimate. All I was told by the doctor in the pain clinic,...

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  • Topirimate - memory loss??

    Has anyone on this awful drug experienced loss of memory?  I can remember very little of the fateful day I tried to take my life. What I want to find out is, is it selective memory loss or another damn awful side effect of the drug. 

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  • Topiramate -withdrawal

    I've been on this medication for about 8 months.. it worked for my bipolar but that's not necessarily why the dr put me on it.. I was supposed to lose weight... to make a long story short.. I didn't ..so my doctor took me off of it.. She told me to quit cold turkey for a few reasons... ...

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  • hey need advice thanks

    My Dr put me on topamax for migranies any advice I take it at night low dose any one had good experience on it r any advice I was told makes you very sleepy thank y'all

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  • Topiramate - Side pain relief

    I'm a 27 year old male and I started taking Topiramate about 6 months ago and since starting this medication I have been waking up most mornings with a pain in my left side! I have been to the doctors who have said it is most likely one of the side effects of Topiramate. They gave me some tables...

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  • Topamax and upper severe upper body muscle spasms

    I started taking Topamax 50 MG 2btimes a day for mood stabilization and I am 5 weeks in I started have severe muscle spasms cramping and pain in my neck and my shoulders that are causing severe migraines. My other muscles in my body and my joints are stiff. Does anyone else have this issue? Preferably...

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