Topamax Side Effects

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  1. link Onertypneurse
    Topamax migraine headaches, daily headaches, low sex drive, better with time, bedtime
    I have been taking Topamax now for about # 3 weeks now. My doctor started me on 25mg and now 50 mg at bedtime. I have seen a decrease in the frequency of my chronic daily headaches and my migraine headaches but have experienced 2 in the last 3 weeks. - 39% more...
    Onertypneurse- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Topamax
  2. link Effodaadese
    ERROR: in the middle of my paragraph. I wash my hair twice a week, however I still see hair in my comb.
    Effodaadese- over a year ago
  3. link Effodaadese
    I have been on Topamax since March 2010. Started noticing my hair thinning by late May for sure by June because I went to my son's graduation. But I didn't care because I had lost 30lbs. (Started out 228lbs and now weigh 185lbs) My hair has fallen ou - 87% more...
    Effodaadese- over a year ago
  4. link Gramsan
    Topamax shortness of breath
    I am taking topamax and am suffering from shortness of breath. Does anyone else have the same side effect?
    Gramsan- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Topamax
  5. link Baybabe161
    yes and the doctor says it is not the drug, hello
    Baybabe161- over a year ago
  6. link Am111
    Topamax appitite, sex drive, short time, lol, tingly feet
    I have been taking it for about 3 weeks now and the worst side effect so far is I notice that I am a little more emotional, I get my feelings hurt easier and seem to be aggravated quicker than normal this is something that really bothers me, I can de - 59% more...
    Am111- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Topamax
  7. link Baybabe161
    I quit taking it shortly after my post, I couldn't stand myself! :) The headaches continue, and I am thinking of trying it again, but not sure yet if it is worth it. Hope all goes well for you!
    Baybabe161- over a year ago
  8. link Baybabe161
    I have been taking Topamax 100mg for about 5 yrs. Through process of elimination my doc believes the topamax is making me aggressive and so over emotional. I have been on 50mg daily for 2 weeks and no improvement yet. I'll cross my fingers for both o - 2% more...
    Baybabe161- over a year ago
  9. link Staypositive
    Topamax menstrual period, depression
    depression loss of menstrual period
    Staypositive- over a year ago - in Topamax
  10. link Stephsteph
    Topamax diet coke, mg tablets, hair loss, honey, few days
    I just started Topamax a few days ago and started my 2nd day today of 2 25 mg tablets to give me a total of 50 mg but... I have just read tonight about the HAIR LOSS! I have long thick beautiful hair and dont wanna lose it unless it comes back i mean - 66% more...
    Stephsteph- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Topamax
  11. link Acguinn0215
    I was put on Topamax about 2 years ago for miagraines. I noticed my hair becoming more and more thin about a year ago. My hair was half way down my back and I had to cut it to my shoulders because of it becoming so thin. I just realized that it was t - 61% more...
    Acguinn0215- over a year ago
  12. link Termac
    topamax user
    does topamax have benzodiazepines in it
    Termac- over a year ago - in Topamax
  13. link Anita2
    Topamax ocular pressure, opthamologist, distance vision, eyedrops, bloodwork
    My neurologist prescribed Topiramate for facial pain. I took four pills-1/day at bedtime starting 7/16/10. I went off the pill 7/20/10 because I was not having a good reaction to it. My headache started Sunday evening 7/25/10. My distance vision was - 83% more...
    Anita2- over a year ago - in Topamax
  14. link Mzcheryl
    Topamax numbness in the fingers, carbonation, gaining weight, forgetfulness, losing weight
    I have been on Topamax for a little over a year. I've had most of the side effects; tingling, numbness in the fingers, dry mouth, forgetfulness, and weight loss - love the weight loss. All the side effects have sort of slowed down as I've been on the - 78% more...
    Mzcheryl- over a year ago - 26 Replies - in Topamax
  15. link Medmalady66
    Oh, wanted to add that in the beginning I also had severe tingling in hands & feet (neurosis, I believe). It stopped after awhile, maybe 6-9 months. Also the itching!!! Which comes on EVERY time I sweat. It feels prickly or like tacks. So very un - 54% more...
    Medmalady66- over a year ago
  16. link Medmalady66
    I have been on Topamax for seizures for 4 years now. Lost a bunch of weight - now a size 0 (5'10 & 118lbs, not healthy). All are concerned to the point where doctors may want to switch me. All I crave is salad, sushi, & soup. I drink a TON of - 64% more...
    Medmalady66- over a year ago
  17. link Densign

    Hi All! Im 43 and on 200 mg of topamax daily for migraines caused by a small brainstem tumor. Slowly upping my dose, I have found at the higher doses, I got bronchitis type symptoms, very sore throat, trouble breathing horrible cough, I just arrived - 62% more...
    Densign- over a year ago - in Topamax
  18. link Albiebean
    Topamax immigran, kidney transplant, voltarol, lamotrigine, dear children
    hi, i have been suffering from migraine so severe i end up practically unconscious on the floor. beg to be dead than go on in such pain- i have a loving husband and 2 dear children who i would fight to the death for- yet this has crippled me for so l - 95% more...
    Albiebean- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Topamax
  19. link Guybuddy
    Oh yeah, I'm a male 37.
    Guybuddy- over a year ago
  20. link Guybuddy
    Hi; I just read your post. I have suffered dibilitating migraines for over 12 years now, and as you, have aura everyday, also vomit until I want to die, and can't even see straight. I have tried everything from heart pills, cat scan, mri etc. then I - 77% more...
    Guybuddy- over a year ago
  21. link Mariaxena
    Topamax for weight loss and binge eating.
    I have just worked up to taking 100 mg. of Topamax for weight loss and binge-eating. I have been at the 100 mg. level for about a week and a half and have seen no real change in the decrease of binging or a decreased desire to binge on sweets (my dow - 39% more...
    Mariaxena- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Topamax
  22. link Coffeegirl22
    Yes. I have. It works. I have been on it for six years with a year off in between. It helped reduce binging 3-4 times/daily to zero. When off the drug- binging came back. Now I need to go off the med to find out if the med is causing physical problem - 28% more...
    Coffeegirl22- over a year ago
  23. link Kjayn
    Topamax care doctors, clartin, pre testing, smell taste, sense of smell
    I was diagnosed as Bipolar in 2004 and put on Topamax along with several other drugs. The other drugs have changed over the years, but not the Topamax. In February of this year I lost my sense of smell and taste. One of my primary care doctors pinpoi - 82% more...
    Kjayn- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Topamax
  24. link Coffeegirl22
    Hi! I have taken Topamax since 2003/4? Was off of it for a year somewhere in between and back on it again until this week. Going off of it to rule out a lot of severe physical problems I've had for the last year. Like you, I too have been thru many v - 81% more...
    Coffeegirl22- over a year ago
  25. link Resqbeca
    Topamax headaches
    I was put on topamax for my headaches not to long after I started taking it I lost a lot of weight I was on Topamax on and off for 3 yrs. not realizing that it was causing more harm than good.
    Resqbeca- over a year ago - in Topamax
  26. link Headachesinny
    Topamax chest x ray, beer taste, silly mistakes, memory loss, neurologist
    I have not been myself for months. I can't even remember when I was prescribed Topamax (just one of the many wonderful side effects of this drug!) but I have been on it for just less than a year. I currently take 75mg/day, down from 100. I have alway - 88% more...
    Headachesinny- over a year ago - in Topamax
  27. link T2253
    Topamax topamax for migraines, klonopin, panic disorder, zoloft, fog
    I was put on Topamax for migraines about 2 weeks ago. I am at 25mg am and 50mg pm. My brain is in a constant fog and my memory is horrible. I am just exhausted and have no energy. The worse part is I have been on Zoloft and Klonopin for years for dep - 39% more...
    T2253- over a year ago - 6 Replies - in Topamax
  28. link Kelly80
    I was on topamax for 2 weeks before going to my GP with severe nervousness and anxiety, I was only taking half 25mg each night, so about 12.5mg. I had other side effects including; dizziness, loss of taste, weight loss, tingling in hands and feet, wo - 68% more...
    Kelly80- over a year ago
  29. link Kayditty
    Topamax medication for depression, carbonated beverages, cognitive issues, topomax, tingling in the hands
    I have been taking Topamax for just over two months now for migraines and now the medication seems to be "wearing off." I had some of the side effects at first. I increased my dosage gradually. I made sure I increased on Fridays - those wer - 83% more...
    Kayditty- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Topamax
  30. link Cmg
    Side Effects
    Do these side effects tend to decrease with time once your body adjusts to the medication?
    Cmg- over a year ago - in Topamax
  31. link Roberta123
    Topamax thin side, medical study, psychological problems, muscle mass, emergency room
    I was in a Topamax medical study. We took 400 mg daily for 53 days. Most people were overweight and lost up to 20 lbs. There were 3 of us that were not overweight, on the thin side. By the time the study ended, we all had lost muscle mass. Topamax ha - 71% more...
    Roberta123- over a year ago - 6 Replies - in Topamax
  32. link Roberta123
    If its possible to find the root cause, maybe you can go after the holistic alternative. Have you tried electro-therapy?
    Roberta123- over a year ago
  33. link Lrae18
    Wow!! This is Crazy.. My doctor just upped my dosage to 250mg today for seizures; and said if this does not work we will be trying Lamictal. I have been researching different holistic methods because I believe there must be some alternative way. Thes - 48% more...
    Lrae18- over a year ago
  34. link Roberta123
    mfalk28 I would try health alternatives, i.e. electro-therapy, chelation (detox of metals from immunizations and other, accupuncture, etc.) I don't know anything about seizures, but you could research the causes and maybe find alternative interventio - 51% more...
    Roberta123- over a year ago