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Should I be worried about ocular side effects of Topomax? I.e. Prolonged headache, pressure around/behind eyes, bruising under eyes and exhaustion?

Should I be worried about ocular side effects of Topomax? I.e. Prolonged headache, pressure around/behind eyes, bruising under eyes and exhaustion?

See below: What you’re talking about are not commonly known or documented side effects from Topamax (topiramate). That said, if they clearly started after taking Topamax (topiramate), then contact your doctor to discuss your concerns, especially if the symptoms start to become more severe. Your doctor will want to develop a plan before the symptoms become intolerable, and if the plan is to stop Topamax (topiramate), you may need to do so slowly. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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I forcefully vomited earlier today.I now have petechiae around both eyes,a headache near forehead & pressure behind eyes.Normal?What is it?Concern?

I forcefully vomited earlier today.I now have petechiae around both eyes,a headache near forehead & pressure behind eyes.Normal?What is it?Concern?

Valsalva: When you have a strong muscular contraction in your chest/abdomen, such as with vomiting or a severe coughing attack, it increases the blood pressure, which can result in breakage of small blood vessels. This is called Valsalva. The petechiae should resolve over time. If the headache and pressure sensation persist, I would see a doctor. ...Read more

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Got tonsillitis yesterday. Last night bad headache, pressure behind eyes. Reduced hearing in ear, stiff neck, light sensitivity. What is it?

Got tonsillitis yesterday. Last night bad headache, pressure behind eyes. Reduced hearing in ear, stiff neck, light sensitivity. What is it?

Sounds like an infe-: -ction with a significant component of sinus involvement. U should B Cn by Ur PCP 4 a strep screen as well as a hands on exam. If deemed bacterial antibiotics R in order, if viral, the treatment is symptomatic. ...Read more

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I have been having horrible headaches, fatigue, insatiable thirst and pressure behind eyes. I've lost 20 pounds since March 1st. Feeling horrible. ?

I have been having horrible headaches, fatigue, insatiable thirst and pressure behind eyes. I've lost 20 pounds since March 1st. Feeling horrible. ?

You must see a docto: Any weight loss and fatigue like you have requires a medical examination by your doctor who will do the appropriate tests to find the cause. Headache can be caused by a lot of different reasons but you must get checked for any cancer which often leads to weight loss. Other causes for weight loss could be from an over active Thyroid gland. Headache may or may not be related to your weight loss. ...Read more

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I have full body ache, headache, fever, severe coughing, and pressure behind eyes. What could be causing this?

I have full body ache, headache, fever, severe coughing, and pressure behind eyes. What could be causing this?

SOUNDS LIKE THE FLU: Influenza and other viral respiratory infectious organisms can cause the symptoms you are suffering from. ...Read more

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Have a headache with tonsillitis since yesterday. Pressure behind eyes. Eyes tender when touched. Headache won't go. Neck pain. Help! ?

Have a headache with tonsillitis since yesterday. Pressure behind eyes. Eyes tender when touched. Headache won't go. Neck pain. Help!


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Need to know more: Sorry to hear about this. If this headache is unlike headaches that you typically get, then you will need a full evaluation, and may need imaging. Feel free to consult me if you would like to discuss further. ...Read more

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Woke up to headache, sinus pressure over eyes and behind ears, pain so bad threw up twice, was mostly mucus. Some blood when sinus drained. Any ideas?

Woke up to headache, sinus pressure over eyes and behind ears, pain so bad threw up twice, was mostly mucus. Some blood when sinus drained. Any ideas?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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Yesterday, I was nauseous & had severe vertigo. Today, some dull ear pain, pressure, headache, pain behind eyes, and jaw pain. Still a little bit dizzy. Eyes a little sensitive to the light. I am 22 y/o & healthy. Not on any meds. What could this be?

Yesterday, I was nauseous & had severe vertigo. Today, some dull ear pain, pressure, headache, pain behind eyes, and jaw pain. Still a little bit dizzy. Eyes a little sensitive to the light. I am 22 y/o & healthy. Not on any meds. What could this be?

Sinusitis? : Your many symptoms fairly common in Sinusitis and Otitis Media (ear infections)Some classical symptoms of Sinusitis is head and ear pressure; vertigo; jaw pain;(Many pts. first see a Dentist thinking it's an abscess).Can have nausea from post nasal drainageRecommend nasal saline spray, moist heat to face, increase humidification. If no better need to see Doc for antibiotics +possible steroids. ...Read more

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I have pressure behind my eyes and headaches for 10 days already. Whats wrong whit me?

I have pressure behind my eyes and headaches for 10 days already. Whats wrong whit me?

Get examined: There are many dozens of reasons why this could be. You need to be examined by a doctor, sooner rather than later. ...Read more