Topamax Side Effects

Side effects and experiences with Topamax by users like you. Post Yours Now.
  1. link Medgirl
    Topamax tingling hands and feet, living with chronic pain, moderate acne, yeast infections, loss of appetite
    I'm a 26 year old female and I've been on Topamax since March 2007. It has completely gotten rid of the debilitating headaches I experienced 3-6 times a week. It also got rid of my anxiety. I got my life back, my antidepressant kicked in at the same - 80% more...
    Medgirl- over a year ago - 14 Replies - in Topamax
  2. link Stephanyjml
    I am so happy that I found you guys because I have been living a nightmare for a year now (since last Thanksgiving). A year ago (in October) I started taking Topamax for migraines. I started at 25 mg and slowly titrated up to 100 mg. In mid November - 89% more...
    Stephanyjml- over a year ago
  3. link Greengal
    thank you ladies!!!! WHEW! i thought i was going nuts too. i have all the normal symptoms (hair loss, tingling, loss of appetite, etc) but the yeast infection was so confusing to me? and this time i even had oral thrush - ick!!! i was reading on the - 58% more...
    Greengal- over a year ago
  4. link Fatemeh
    it wasn't that good for me
    since i started using this drug i had no convulsions....but in this week i don remember things,i can't focous on my lessons ...i feel dizzy all the time.....maybe i should change it:-/
    Fatemeh- over a year ago - in Topamax
  5. link Imdbh
    Topamax vaginal bacterial infection, vaginal infections, migraines
    I tried topamax for about 8 weeks last year and had many of the same side effects listed above. I also found I was dizzy quite a bit. I was willing to deal with those if it meant less migraines. Unfortunately, I developed a vaginal bacterial infectio - 57% more...
    Imdbh- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Topamax
  6. link Tconnatser
    I have had BV off and on for the past 3 years and just made the connection recently that around the time they started was when I started taking Topamax. I stopped taking it a couple of weeks ago. I am still waiting to see if there is a difference.
    Tconnatser- over a year ago
  7. link Tammy001
    Topamax cold chills, body temp, top of my head, second time, topamax
    This is my second time to use Topamax and I am having a different side affect now. I am getting very hot and breaking out in cold chills at the same time. The top of my head was so hot yesterday I had to wet it before I came to work. Has anyone been - 33% more...
    Tammy001- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Topamax
  8. link Ksp
    Every time I take my topamax I get the cold chills. It drives me crazy. To the point I am freezing. I now know what to do to help correct that problem. I get my medication out and a big glass of water and then draw be a nice hot bath. Between the hot - 29% more...
    Ksp- over a year ago
  9. link Scarlettoh40
    Topomax for appetite suppressant
    Has anyone been given Topomax for appetite control? I have just started taking it for that and I was started on a dose of 25mg. Has anyone else lost weight on this? Let me know please!
    Scarlettoh40- over a year ago - 4 Replies - in Topamax
  10. link Camie08
    there is a generic out now, but consumer beware. Of course every person's body is different, but this person's body didn't sweat and after exercsing the drug attacked my body and put me in the hospital. It compromised my left lung and I spent 2 days - 77% more...
    Camie08- over a year ago
  11. link Acw21
    Topamax topamax for migraines, panic attack, college apartment, overwhelming sense, cold turkey
    My doctor put me on Topamax for migraines, but I can not handle the effects. I just started the 75 mg dose just as I was moving into a new college apartment with new roommates, and I felt like I was going crazy! I couldn't eat anything without feelin - 82% more...
    Acw21- over a year ago - 15 Replies - in Topamax
  12. link Missjazzy
    i mean i dont want to take pills for years so im deff stopping this med but i heard yu cant just stop it but does it depend how long u been on it its saturday i started one dose wedsday night 2 dose thurs and one dose friday and drank one half of cup - 53% more...
    Missjazzy- over a year ago
  13. link Camie08
    Camie08 -I am dosing off of generic topamax that was prescribed by my neurologist. I started at 50mg and dosed up 200mg. I started having side effects within 24 hours of the first dose. My lips and face started tingling; then came the hands and feet - 71% more...
    Camie08- over a year ago
  14. link Peaches2210
    Taking TOPAMAX i very firmly believe, also makes me "tracers" or lightning type figures from about an hour on after I take it EVER SINGLE NIGHT!!!! Anyone else?? I'm at 200mg....
    Peaches2210- over a year ago
  15. link Jamie3
    topamax riuning my marriage
    my wife hasbeen onthis drug for about 6months. she has no sex drive is not affectionit any more and is ablivious to it all. her doctor put her on this for headaches and i do want her to feel better but something has got to give. we arein are earlier - 49% more...
    Jamie3- over a year ago - in Topamax
  16. link Gottakeeplaughin
    Does anyone have strong "zappy" pains?
    I read about "tingling" pains in the hands or feet but I have been getting very strong zappy/almost electric nerve-like pains in my legs and feet. Has anyone else felt these types of pain? It feels like the pains I had in my head when I tri - 66% more...
    Gottakeeplaughin- over a year ago - in Topamax
  17. link Cynex1
    Topamax hands and knees, memory loss, hair loss, body aches, hate to think
    I have been on 100 mg of topamax twice a day now for over three years. Most of the early side effects have worn off like soda tasting bad and the memory loss. I never had any hair loss. Also the weight loss has stopped and I did gain it back which re - 68% more...
    Cynex1- over a year ago - 38 Replies - in Topamax
  18. link Katiethree
    @Edouth the links are still here as far as i can see, wonder how come you cant see them
    Katiethree- over a year ago
  19. link Edouth
    @Katiethree...dratz, the link was removed. I'll just copy and paste the forum quote here. The post is just talking about how this person used Topamax for your diagnosis and how she titrated up to a workable dose: "You want to get a pill cutter a - 73% more...
    Edouth- over a year ago
  20. link Edouth
    @Katiethree...I'm so sorry for this difficult time that you are going through! I came across this info...it looks like Topamax can be effective for what your doc is treating, but again, at a lower dose. [link removed] Copy and paste to view. On the p - 55% more...
    Edouth- over a year ago
  21. link Katiethree
    @Edouth Just want to tell you what the doctor has me on for medications: 200 mg of topimax a day for what I said Sublinox 2 at bedtime/10mg each for sleep Pregabalin 150 mg / for sleep...its suppose to be for used to relieve neuropathic pain 3-1mg a - 84% more...
    Katiethree- over a year ago
  22. link Katiethree
    @edouth no my doctor is a phychrist...he gave me the pills so i wouldn't binge eat and for my headaches...works for both but i think he over did it, i have to talk to him about them, i can't concentrate, i can't rememeber stuff, i was driving last we - 53% more...
    Katiethree- over a year ago
  23. link Edouth
    Oh, and yes...I initially did and continue to have minimal hair loss. Fortunately, it's not noticeable since my hair is thick. :)
    Edouth- over a year ago
  24. link Edouth
    Oh, no! That is scary about the drive-thru incident! Geez...200mg/3xday is quite a jump and quite a lot. Is your doc a neurologist? I certainly wouldn't want to discourage medical advice; however, you have to consider the obvious question: do the ben - 83% more...
    Edouth- over a year ago
  25. link Katiethree
    @ Edouth Well that was really swift of me, I had to go to town today of course, me trying to be as careful as I could !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Going thru the drive thru 2 get me and my friend Tara a coffee and I drove my truck right fare into that big ce - 68% more...
    Katiethree- over a year ago
  26. link Katiethree
    @Edouth I don't know about this but my doctor put my topimax up to 200 mg/3 times a day (kinda weary about that) he did that today....so much for driving, because I refuse to if I am all woozie
    Katiethree- over a year ago
  27. link Katiethree
    @Edouth I don't know about this but my doctor put my topimax up to 200 mg/3 times a day (kinda weary about that) he did that today....so much for driving, because I refuse to if I am all woozie
    Katiethree- over a year ago
  28. link Uss1107
    I have been taking Topamax for 10 years. I started out on 25 mg and slowly got to the 100 mg that I am on today. I take one pill each night before bed. I have never experienced hair loss or any pain or aches in my hands or joints, but in the early st - 77% more...
    Uss1107- over a year ago
  29. link Katiethree
    @Edouth is weaning down off Topamax horrid? or is it easy to do...just askin...thanks for all your help by the way I have a few more questions I know. I am taking 100mg 3x a day now...kind of in a daze....does that eventually go away?
    Katiethree- over a year ago
  30. link Katiethree
    ps. I take the topamax 3 times a day
    Katiethree- over a year ago
  31. link Jillmarmon
    topamax results
    I had such swelling in my hands and feet, it was unbelievable. I got welts on my face and blisters on my tonque. It was so bad that I have been off the medication for quite some time. I hope you are feeling better.
    Jillmarmon- over a year ago - in Topamax