Side effects of Topamax 25mg

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I am taking Topirol 25 mg ( Topamax) from last 1 n half year. It has helped to reduce my Migraine attacks but facing many side effects like breathing problem,dullness, tiredness, weakness,leg pain, Numbness and tingly feeling in hands and feet.Shall I continue taking it or not??

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    You need to stop taking topamax straight away. You have all the side effects that represent a serious neurological disorder. Start reducing the dosage over the next ten days gradually then stop it completely. Would suggest you follow the liver detox plan as in Xandria williams book from Amazon and flush the toxins out of your system, it will also help relieve your migraines. 

     I have recently started to manage my debilitating migraine agony with the spring tms cranial magnetic device manufactured by eneura . This is not a miricle cure  by any means but it certainly helps to reduce the pain level and the horrendous side effects that I too  suffered from multiple prescribed migraine drugs including topamax.

    Good luck to you!

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    Hi, I am seeing my doctor today, I have been on Topiramate for months and have extremely bad side effects, I thought I could put up with them but the mood swings and tempers have taken me by surprise! I have almost constant pins and needles/numbness in my toes and soles of my feet and in my hands and fingers, not to mention the other random places it'll happen without warning! I'm suffering major sleep disturbances which are getting worse and I often have difficulty finding the words I want when I'm talking! Now I'm getting migraines even though I'm still taking them! Don't get me started on how badly it's affected my relationship with my partner! My advice is get off the tablets unless you can live with being Jekyll and Hyde and living a quarter life 😔.

    Jane x

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    You are asking the question many of us ask that are on this med. You are on a very low dose, however, which is good from the side affect profile standpoint.

    I try to remind myself-when I ask this question of myself, what it was like to have the debilitation of even more migraines? I feel for you. The side affects you mention don't sound dangerous- just hard and frustrating. Maybe try to take them earlier in the evening so you have a little less tiredness the next day?I have heard that works for some people...I have gone on Trokendi XR (very expensive but better SE for me). You can also try different times of day or cutting and breaking up the doses if your doctor approves. Good luck whatever choice you make.

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    Hi smita,

      Talk to your doctor/neurologist.  Those side effects are not helping.  Many other options are available but you need to speak to a specialist.  Good luck.

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    I absoluetly hated what topomax did to me but the dizziness made it where I couldn't drive to work so I HAD to stop taking it. There are tons of medicines out there, any neurologist will tell you that, there are so many they list out before deciding to put you on one. Simply tell your doctor you will not be taking topomax anymore due to the side effects and discuss their top 3 recommendations and make a choice for yourself. After 2 bad perscriptions I had my doctor list out several and the reasons she would perscribe them then I asked her to hold off on calling it in to the pharmacy until I could make my decision. I talked to the pharmacist about possible side effects and then had the doctor perscribe that one. There were of course other side effects and other medicines I have tried since then but I wanted to make the point that this medicine is not the only one out there and it is not uncommon that your body can't tolerate it.
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