Topamax Side Effects

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  1. link Brittanym
    Topamax neurologist, cravings, night time, migraine, prescription drug
    I've been on topamax 200mgs for 2 months now. after going through slow increases in dosage for six months with no effectiveness in migraine prevention then. for the pas 2 months i've lost 40 lbs., lost all cravings for foods, can't keep any food down - 63% more...
    Brittanym- over a year ago - in Topamax
  2. link Lv83
    Topamax topomax, weight gain
    i am taking effexor150mg daily p.o and hydrothiazide 25 mg p.o and topamax p.o 25 mg i have the opposite effect weight gain its awful
    Lv83- over a year ago - in Topamax
  3. link Ashton123
    Topamax lumber puncture, pins and needles, intracranial hypertension, loss of vision, anythin
    hi so glad i found this website thought i was going mad.got told in October last year i had iih which is idiopathic intracranial hypertension,i get migraines daily loss of vision and balance cant get out of bed most days had a lumber puncture and was - 73% more...
    Ashton123- over a year ago - in Topamax
  4. link Vvenus
    Topamax mild nausea, scalp pain, zonegran, major depression, pmdd
    Alright, I have been reading through these side effects and does anyone have any insight to the scalp tingling/pain? How strongly does it relate to hair loss? I don't do well on supplements and I hate fish. So, side effects for me: HEEL tingling - li - 86% more...
    Vvenus- over a year ago - in Topamax
  5. link Zigsmom95
    Topamax dragon breath, word retrieval, theatre professor, speech problem, speech problems
    Okay - I have been on whatever the generic for topamax is since Dec. for migraines. I am 47 and my migraines keep getting worse. The Dr. told me about tingling and possible problems with speech. I had the tingling, it was annoying, but since the migr - 82% more...
    Zigsmom95- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Topamax
  6. link Vvenus
    So are you having bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth? I don't have food tasting funny although I did for like a few days when I FIRST got on it, but I notice I have bad breath more now and I didn't have a problem with that but I am on another ne - 32% more...
    Vvenus- over a year ago
  7. link Amy72
    Topamax allergy medicines, singulair, zyrtec, sex drive, headaches
    I have taken topamax before.I am trying it again because I have taken just about everything for headaches.I also have the odd taste from drinking soda's but it doesn't bother me enough to stop drinking them.topamax makes me irritable.sleepy and decre - 67% more...
    Amy72- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Topamax
  8. link Vvenus
    Ya know, it likely do something here... I noticed that too. I'm on pristiq and noticed an overall drying up in a few places of my body, like my nose, but when I went on topamax my nose started itching like CRAAAZY I almost had to schedule a doctor ap - 67% more...
    Vvenus- over a year ago
  9. link Aholt31
    Topamax mood swings, horror stories, blindness, pharmacist, endorsements
    I just started Topamax three days ago and everything tastes awful,the mood swings are terrible and I still have the fibro pain. They told me that I would have to wait four weeks to find out if it would affect the fibro pain but Im not sure if i can h - 42% more...
    Aholt31- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Topamax
  10. link Skvist
    I have been taking Topamax now for a couple of years and love it. I must admit at first the side effects were very discouraging. I suffered from a huge change in my taste buds, cotton mouth, and the most the bothersome of them all was the tingling se - 48% more...
    Skvist- over a year ago
  11. 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
  12. link Horologygirl
    I wish someone had recommended that to me - my hair is about 1/3 of what it was... HORRIBLE. I've been off topomax for about 6 months, and no new hair growth... I'm still waiting.
    Horologygirl- over a year ago
  13. link Cpeterson87
    I have been on topamax for one year now, my hair didnt start falling out for a while, i asked my neurologist what to do and he said topamax blocks the zinc to your body and recommended taking a mens centrum because they help with hairloss or prenatal - 36% more...
    Cpeterson87- over a year ago
  14. link Tarcy
    Topamax short term memory, word retrieval, numb feet, adult kids, mental abilities
    I was on topamax for almost a year for migraines.I have been off completely for at least a year and a half.At first it was great, then I slowly started having side effects.Fatigue,muscle aches,numb feet,confusion,severe memory loss,problems with spee - 64% more...
    Tarcy- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Topamax
  15. link Horologygirl
    I was on topomax for about 8 years - and after getting through the initial side effects (about 6 mos) I felt ok (still not like myself). The last year I was on it, I noticed my hair was thinning (badly), and my memory and cognition were bad. The doct - 49% more...
    Horologygirl- over a year ago
  16. link Kriscruser
    Topamax seizure disorder, carbatrol, memory loss, aphasia, neurologist
    I was prescribed Topamax as a second medication with Carbatrol for seizure disorder. I only had a few seizures per year before, but my neurologist wasn't satisfied. Since starting Topamax, I have dropped a few pounds, which is fine. However, I suffer - 63% more...
    Kriscruser- over a year ago - in Topamax
  17. 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
  18. link Royalpains
    Topamax topamax for migraines, flight of stairs, maintenance drug, stamina, sofa
    I'm in week 3 1/2 of taking Topamax for migraines, haven't had one until Friday, but I have noticed that I have not stamina, and I'm winded, I'm 48, and in excellent shape, exercise every day, and way below my body weight, but I worn out walking up a - 55% more...
    Royalpains- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Topamax
  19. link Ujijin
    My thoughts exactly! I have been taking Topamax for six days and am just exhausted.
    Ujijin- over a year ago
  20. link Medic101
    Topamax extra energy, tingling and numbness, back pain, insomnia, migraine
    I have just started topamax for migraine 2 weeks ago and have notice some of the tingling and numbness. I also have been feeling extra energy and insomnia. Im currently at 50mg and i'm suppose to work myself up to 100 mg. I heard that topamax is supp - 24% more...
    Medic101- over a year ago - in Topamax
  21. link Jfeeney77
    Topamax asthma attacks, seasonal allergies, migrains, gmail, asthma
    I have been on Topamax for a year now for migraines which worked wonders. Other then the occasional tingling in my hands and soda tasting like crap I haven't had any other side effects. That is until a few nights ago my chest would tighten and I woul - 64% more...
    Jfeeney77- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Topamax
  22. link Roberta123
    I was in a Topamax study and another woman and myself, who are not overweight, started to lose muscle mass. If topamax doesn't eat the fat, it east the muscle. Then we both started having breathing problems. They sent me to emergency. I couldn't get - 69% more...
    Roberta123- over a year ago
  23. 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
  24. link Duncana2002
    Topamax pins and needles in feet, rapid weight loss, cold hands and feet, low blood pressure, pins and needles
    This is my third time on Topamax...and I am weaning myself off again...The first time I loved it! I don't drink pop so I could care less about the taste issues. I suffered some tingling so I took Magnesium for that, some fatigue, low blood pressure, - 86% more...
    Duncana2002- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Topamax
  25. link Lvanoss1
    look up Sjogren's Syndrome. Could explain the loss of hair, joint pain, dry eyes and mouth, chronic fatigue, and dental issues. There are many doctors that are not aware of it. Both my mom and dad have it. You're symptoms are pretty on the money. Che - 26% more...
    Lvanoss1- over a year ago
  26. link Wayong
    Topamax sleep apnea, basilar migraines, sleep disorders, hemiplegic migraines, sleep disorder
    I've been on topamax for 3 1/2 months & was on 25 mg & then was pushed up to 100 mg when I started to have more severe migraines & "seizing" in my arms & legs. Here are a list of my symptoms: increased sleepiness, gait probl - 80% more...
    Wayong- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Topamax
  27. link Brandy777
    I was on topamax before and NEVER had these problems before. Just as a few weeks ago my pills were increased to 200mg and as of last week I noticed this metallic taste in my mouth. I just searched this morning to see WHAT was doing it, because this i - 77% more...
    Brandy777- over a year ago
  28. link Shybaby
    Topamax midrin, extreme times, falling asleep at work, migraines, migraine
    I was prescribed topamax back in Nov 09 due to my migraines, i was getting extreme horrible flu like migraines that incapacitated me for a whole day, I use to just take midrin when i got a migraine, but they were coming on so extreme and frequent my - 84% more...
    Shybaby- over a year ago - in Topamax
  29. link Butterflykisses2
    Topamax toperol, tingling fingers, frova, losing my hair, urgent care
    I was on Topamax 75mg for a year. I still was experiencing occasional migraines while on the med that I tried to stop with Frova. However, Topamax caused SEVERE hair loss, tingling fingers, loss of concentration, decreased sex drive & I actually - 79% more...
    Butterflykisses2- over a year ago - in Topamax
  30. link Alexapro
    Topamax experience weight loss, cold turkey, lexapro, bipolar, tastes
    I have only been taking topamax a few days so I really can't claim what if it's good or bad yet but my doctor took me off lexapro cold turkey to start taking the topamax for bipolar disorder and so far I have just been getting really irritated so eas - 51% more...
    Alexapro- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Topamax
  31. link Amy72
    First of all that was realy dumb for your docter to stop your lexapro or any antideppressant cold turkey.He should have gradually slowed your dosage down.I am glad you chose to get back on lexapro while trying topamax
    Amy72- over a year ago
  32. link Godinmee
    Topamax committing suicide, sodas, seizures, bedtime, meds
    I started taking the meds about three weeks ago at bedtime. One 25mg a week, then two for a week then three for a week, now on four for a week and stay here. Sodas taste funny and hope thats all. I could use the weight lost, but I will be fine if I d - 62% more...
    Godinmee- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Topamax
  33. link Kjs
    Topamax chocolate tastes, fertility treatments, lifetime record, blood transfusion, treatment of migraines
    I began taking Topamax generic 50 mg at bedtime about 3 weeks ago for the treatment of migraines. I had actually been very fit after my first 2 kids, but gained a lot of weight during fertility treatments for the last 2. The only time I did not have - 81% more...
    Kjs- over a year ago - in Topamax