Topamax Side Effects

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  1. link Acirfa1
    Topamax brushing my teeth, gum disease, blurriness, left eye, chest pain
    I've been using topiramate/topamax on and off about 1year now. I usually ignor the pain but this time it just hurts to much to ignore from my back, my side ,shoulders,now my fingers. I also notice the blurriness in my left eye when i wake up for abou - 82% more...
    Acirfa1- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Topamax
  2. link Hlpa
    Thank you. I was researching on dentists wondering why the heck my gums are bleeding and receeding. I am using my mouth guard, brushing my teeth with the special Sonicare, and using listerine/plax religiously, and came across your article on the inte - 47% more...
    Hlpa- over a year ago
  3. link Christine-s
    Vision Loss and Eye Pain
    My partner took Topiramate for just a few days and almost immediately suffered extreme visual problems. He stopped taking it 4 weeks ago now (with Doc's knowledge) but the vision loss and pain is just as bad and the headaches are blinding. does anyon - 43% more...
    Christine-s- over a year ago - in Topamax
  4. link Jill245
    Don't take this drug!!!
    I took just one pill, 25 mg. and it's been 2 days of hell!! I was prescribed Topamax for vestibular migraines, and the anxiety and panic attacks that came with it were unbearable. Never again. Going to go to the Health Food Store and find a natural s - 4% more...
    Jill245- over a year ago - in Topamax
  5. 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
  6. link Micole86
    I have been on topamax for 3 years,only not taking while I was pregnant. I am 24 years old. I take 100mgs/day for epilepsy. The only side effects I've experienced is the needles/tingling in my feet. Other than that its helped me greatly. I was warned - 28% more...
    Micole86- over a year ago
  7. link Achi4
    Tngling in Extremities....will it ever subside?
    I've been on Topamax for about 4 weeks now and am up to 100mg a day and about 3 days after i reached this dose ( am supposed to eventually double this dose) I began experiencing extreme tingling in my arms, legs, hands, feet, toes, and fingers. It ha - 63% more...
    Achi4- over a year ago - 6 Replies - in Topamax
  8. link Dboots
    hmmm I have those same strange tingling symptoms even though I do not take this prescribed med you are taking. Perhaps it is a combination of a med and something interferring with our nerve center signalling process's??? Or perhaps it is a med in com - 28% more...
    Dboots- over a year ago
  9. link Xxannan
    I don't know if this is what a dr would recommend, but I've been taking topamax for 4 years, and when I notice the tingling gets especially bad, I just quit taking it for a week or so. Probably wouldn't be wise if you take it for seizures, but it doe - 45% more...
    Xxannan- over a year ago
  10. link Gmb1
    Taking a daily supplement of Vitamin C, at least 500 mg a day, will help with this side effect. I am a pharmacist and I also take Topamax, taking the Vitamin C reduced my tingling side effects to almost nothing.
    Gmb1- over a year ago
  11. link Traces
    I've been on topamax for 2 months now and have also got the tingling in my hands and feet. I've found eating more potassium rich foods, ie orange juice, dried apricots, bananas, avocardos, potatos with skins on etc has helped. the tingling is now bar - 49% more...
    Traces- over a year ago
  12. link Wendi00
    Face tingling from topamax?
    I have been taking topamax for months now. I have benn getting this tingling feeling under my eyes and the top of my head. Has anyone else had this???
    Wendi00- over a year ago - 4 Replies - in Topamax
  13. link Dboots
    A high % of population is getting odd symptoms of tingling sensations that is being blamed on meds. What if it isn't just the meds? Could something else in our environments be already interferring with our bodies signalling process's and the meds jus - 70% more...
    Dboots- over a year ago
  14. link Jacdesha
    I was on Topamax to help control my seizures for about 4 months. I hated this medication. I could not focus; I was dizzy all the time and could not concentrate. I wanted to sleep all the time. I experienced tingling in my legs and feet at first but t - 81% more...
    Jacdesha- over a year ago
  15. link Lostinpain

    oh and btw, tell your DR screw off if you are already feeling hostility on 25mg at 2weeks that is not a good thing it will just get worse..show the Dr. the warning on Topamax and call them with the research that you have done yourself, it is YOUR lif - 73% more...
    Lostinpain- over a year ago - in Topamax
  16. link Lostinpain

    READ THE WARNINGS!!!!!!!!! do your research on line it IS the topamax!!!!!! I just lost everything due to this medication. GET OFF OF IT if this is already happening!!!!! It can turn VERY VIOLENT!!!!!!! 1 in 500 I just happen to be one of them and it - 23% more...
    Lostinpain- over a year ago - in Topamax
  17. link Lostinpain
    BEWARE of TOPAMAX warnings!!!!!
    Sure we all read the side affects but make sure to read the warnings and try to keep them in mind while you have the memory loss that Topamax causes. That 1 in 500 could be you!! I know it turned out to be me. Topamax DESTROYED my life. It did NOTHIN - 81% more...
    Lostinpain- over a year ago - in Topamax
  18. link Msterriousgirl
    Memory Loss
    I have been taking Topomax for about 5 months and have progressively lost my memory, short term and long term, and I cannot find words to write or to speak. I used to have a great vocabulary but it is gone! My doctor asked me if I had problems findin - 51% more...
    Msterriousgirl- over a year ago - 5 Replies - in Topamax
  19. link Carolj
    How much are you taking? I found reducing the amount helped this side effect. I am taking it for migraine preventative at a rate of 50 mg. At 100 it was too much!
    Carolj- over a year ago
  20. link Carolj
    How much are you taking? I found reducing the amount helped this side effect. I am taking it for migraine preventative at a rate of 50 mg. At 100 it was too much!
    Carolj- over a year ago
  21. link Sasha402
    what are you taking it for? I have been on it for 3 days and my memory is hazy, I just read that you can also go blind from this stuff! Why is it on the market if it is so dangerous? I am using it to quit drinking.
    Sasha402- over a year ago
  22. 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
  23. link Eawillis
    I have also been on Topamax for about 8 years. It has been a miracle drug for me. It ended migraines completely and also, surprisingly, helped with dystonia and trmor from an inherited neurological disorder. But, yep, the side effects are numerous in - 67% more...
    Eawillis- over a year ago
  24. 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
  25. link Set0410
    I was put on this drug to help with migraine prevention. It helped and I also lost 30 pounds while on it. I stopped taking it because I was in college and couldn't afford it pay for any kind of prescriptions. I've thought about getting on it again fo - 51% more...
    Set0410- over a year ago
  26. link Gmb1
    I lost weight on it and did not experience the side effects listed above. It actually helped me to sleep better and I no longer have to take Ambien every night. I didn't start losing weight until I was on 200 mg for at least a couple of months.
    Gmb1- over a year ago
  27. link Tranquilm
    Yes, It can cause weight loss. It can also cause blindness, Kidney stones, and lots of other nasty side effects I'm sure you don't want. Here's my list after taking this drug after a month and a half because I was hoping for a better bi-polar drug to - 75% more...
    Tranquilm- over a year ago
  28. link Stin4sis2
    please who can help me
    I took topamax for six day in 2008 and had a bad reaction. Went to ER they gave me a shot and said it would stop. Now I am on disability for a movement disorder and ticks. Has anyone had this happen to them. if you have did they find a way to fix it. - 10% more...
    Stin4sis2- over a year ago - in Topamax
  29. link Sasha402
    i would get off of it.
    to many side effects like memory loss and blindness.,
    Sasha402- over a year ago - in Topamax
  30. link Mzsexy29
    Topamax stiffness, muscles, bone diseases
    I WAS TAKING TOPAMAX FOR TWO YEARS AND ONE OF THE NEW SIDE EFFECT IS BONE DISEASES AND I HAVE REALLY HAVE BAD PAIN IN MY BACK AND STIFFNESS IN MY MUSCLES
    Mzsexy29- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Topamax
  31. link Doolie
    I have been on Topamax since 2005. Take it for nerve pain. it helps but my joints, back and hips are a mess. My muscles are cramped all the time
    Doolie- over a year ago
  32. link Ramsey2010
    Topamax menstrual problems, menstrual bleeding, respiratory infection, menstrual cycle, messes
    I took Topamax 50 mg for about 2 months and experienced a change in menstrual bleeding. I wonder if Topamax effects progesterone levels. I had light spotting 5 days before period due for both months. This medication also made me very depressed and an - 73% more...
    Ramsey2010- over a year ago - 4 Replies - in Topamax
  33. link Migrainegirl85
    I suffer from severe migraines, on a weekly basis. and I just started topamax. and I am really late on my period. and was just freaking out, after reading all your responses I'm guessing its normal!!!! ??
    Migrainegirl85- over a year ago
  34. link Toothfairyblue
    Memory Loss
    I have only been off topomax for 5 days. Will my memory be completey restored??? I took 200mg daily for 2 years. I can't focus and have a hard time remembering things. If I don't write thongs down as soon I think about them, I will immediately forget - 1% more...
    Toothfairyblue- over a year ago - in Topamax