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How does topamax affect the brain

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
The way it works: Blocking sodium channels in the brain is the MECHANISM OF ACTION in most antiseizure drugs. Changing electrical activity in this way reduces/controls ... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
See your doctor: For abortive migraine treatment and Topamax (topiramate) adjustment.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Bioavailability Etc: Assuming that is the cause of brain fog, once you stop completely (but continue your taper under medical instructions), the medication should be out o... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
Likely : Discuss with your prescribing doctor to see if it is safe for you to taper down or stop the medication. If symptoms improve, you have an answer. Slow ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
EEG: The eeg is looking at your brain waves, so it limb movements should not affect it unless they were part of some seizure activity, which is what you we... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Neurology: You need a full history and physical exam by a Neurologist and a contrast aided MRI of the brain to examine your cerebral vasculature or blood vessel... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Shapiro
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Go to the ER: I would imagine that you have been to the emergency room many times in the past. However, in a situation like this, I would not hesitate to order a CT... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 58 years experience
What lesions?: What does your neurologist say re the mri, the changes may be incidental or unimportant otherwise he would have advised you about them and take action... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Topamax: Abdominal pain is seen at times with Topamax. Talk to your physician. There may be other options for your migraines including several new state of t... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Might miss benefit: I have a number of pts on topomax who love it--some take it for headaches some for mood some feel it helps ocd some feel it helps with weight loss--so... Read More

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