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Topamax and magnesium

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Maples
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Unknown: Magnesium has never really been proven to help with headaches, but if you want to try it, i would try something like mag-ox 400 mg once or twice a day ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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See your OB: You should visit your OB/GYN and learn about dysmenorrhea and menstrual headaches and menstrual migraines. There may be a solution your OB can help yo ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Might help, but: Magnesium can raise havoc with bowel function, and has proven to be of only occasional value in my patients. Have had far better success with ribofla ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
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36 years experience Pain Management
Topamax (topiramate) & hair loss: Topiramate (Topamax) is a newer anticonvulsant that blocks voltage-gated sodium ion channels. Because it is not extensively metabolized in the liver, ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
46 years experience Family Medicine
Slow Taper: Stopping the med may cause the headache to recur. Please ask the doctor that started you on the med for the recommended tapering dose. Make sure you w ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
19 years experience Neurology
Time for Meds: I suggest you take your medicines about 930-1030 both times. You want to space them out to twice per day. The timing does not need to be exactly 12 ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Topiramate: Stop taking the Topiramate immediately. Taking Topiramate in the first three months of pregnancy is associated with a higher risk of birth defects in ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Here is the deal: The drug information that is provided about medication side effects refers to "potential" side effects. It doesn't mean that you will necessarily get ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: It is a medication that has been used to treat headaches, migraines in particular.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Topamax (topiramate): It can cause sedation, especially if combined with Xanax (alprazolam). Talk to your doctor about taking the medication at bedtime.
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