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A 23-year-old female asked:

What can i expect to happen when i take topiramate for my iih. i'm scared of taking medication, and i've read i could lose my hair?!

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Pseudotumor cerebri: also called IIH is not a benign condition. Many patients suffer from disabling headache, papilledema and blindness. The treatment is limited and has two goals: pain control and the preservation of blindness. Any medicine has the potential to cause side effects. The benefits of any medicine must be weighed against its possible risks. Take care.
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