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My migraines are Getting out of control. I have tried every non narcotic there is and nothing works. I take topamax (topiramate). And been treated for TMJ?

My migraines are Getting out of control. I have tried every non narcotic there is and nothing works. I take topamax (topiramate). And been treated for TMJ?

See pain specialist: And ask him to examine you, and about occipital nerve blocks or medial branch nerve blocks in the upper neck to see if they improve your migraines in addition to evaluation for TMJ problems. ...Read more

Dr. Colin Sanner
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Topiramate (Definition)

Is indicated to treat epilepsy, but mainly a second line or adjunctive agent, and also useful to prevent migraine headaches. Has several adverse effects including: kidney stones, narrow angle glaucoma, metabolic acidosis, heatstroke in kids, paresthesias, slowing of speech and cognition, drowsiness. ...Read more


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How to tapper off from topiramate?

How to tapper off from topiramate?

Topiramate: I don't know if this being prescribed to you by a psychiatrist or a neurologist. I worry when I see this type of question, as it might mean that someone is considering coming off of a medication without fully discussing with the prescribing provider. I encourage you to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topiramate?

Please describe the medication: topiramate?

Versatile: Is indicated to treat epilepsy, but mainly a second line or adjunctive agent, and also useful to prevent migraine headaches. Has several adverse effects including: kidney stones, narrow angle glaucoma, metabolic acidosis, heatstroke in kids, paresthesias, slowing of speech and cognition, drowsiness.
Occasion usage in psychiatry. ...Read more

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I overdosed on topamax; would that leave any permanent effects?

Treated?: I assume that if you wrote the question you lived through it, so at least that is not in question.
There should be no lasting effects if you survived the acute od episode without problems. ...Read more

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Does Topiramate work on tics?

Does Topiramate work on tics?

Yes, possibly: Some case reports have described a positive effect of topiramate on tics. ...Read more

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Does topiramate cause insomnia?

Does topiramate cause insomnia?

Typically not,: I prescribe this medication commonly and most of my patients complain of initial drowsiness. But, everybody is different. As I would advise with any medication, if you are not having a serious side effect, stick and out for at least 10 days and see how it goes. If you feel this is an issue, then discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is topamax (topiramate) used for ocd?

Topamax (topiramate): No. It is used as seizure medication, mood stabilizer, migraine headaches prevention, among others. ...Read more

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Does Topiramate depress your breathing?

Does Topiramate depress your breathing?

According to: Drugs. Com, Topiramate side effects may include: 'pulmonary embolism, coughing, pneumonia, asthma, and bronchitis'. Let your doctor know asap if you have difficulty breathing or seek ER evaluation for significant symptoms. ...Read more

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Is topamax (topiramate) used for chronic pain?

Yes,: Topamax is a newer anticonvulsant that blocks voltage-gated sodium ion channels. Because it is not extensively metabolized in the liver, topiramate is being promoted as the successor to Gabapentin and is prescribed for a variety of cnronic pain disorders including the prophylaxis of migraine headache.
Rec.: talk to your health care provider about the risk/benefit ratio. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about lost hair with topiramate?

Topiramate and hair: Topiramate (Topamax) is a newer anticonvulsant that blocks voltage-gated sodium ion channels. Because it is not extensively metabolized in the liver, topiramate is being promoted as the successor to Gabapentin and is prescribed for a variety of pain disorders including the prophylaxis of migraine headache. Rare side effect of the topiramate is hair loss. ...Read more

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What to do if my hair fallen out using topiramate?

Discuss with doctor: Depending upon the condition you are treating and your response to other treatments, the medication can simply be discontinued and an alternative medicine prescribed. I would consult with the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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What are the withdrawl side effects of topiramate?

Topamax (topiramate) withdrawal: Topiramate (Topamax (topiramate)) is a newer anticonvulsant that blocks voltage-gated sodium ion channels. Topamax (topiramate) should not be discontinued abruptly or withdrawal symptoms, including confusion, loss of hearing or vision, fear, panic, convulsions, difficulty talking, tremors, headaches, just to name a few. Topamax (topiramate) should be gradually tapered down 25 mg every3-4 days. ...Read more

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Can I take allegra and topamax (topiramate) together?

Can I take allegra and topamax (topiramate) together?

Yes you can: Yes you can. There are no significant interactions between the 2 medications. Allergra normally does not cause severe side effects or interactions with other medications. ...Read more

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Can topamax (topiramate) cause permanent memory loss?

Not at all: The cognitive side effects of topamax (topiramate) occur due to interference with function of ampa glutamate, which reverses typically a few days after cessation. ...Read more

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Side effects of topamax (topiramate) for my migraines?

Side effects of topamax (topiramate) for my migraines?

Many and varied: Topamax (topiramate) causes a number of side effects, ranging from mild (tingling around the lips, altered taste of carbonated beverages), to severe (liver damage, memory problems). It also causes appetite suppression, which can lead to weight loss in some patients. ...Read more

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Can topamax (topiramate) cause a woman to be infertile?

Weight loss, cleft!: Topamax (topiramate) can cause weight loss, if you become too overweight can stop ovulating. However...important to know that Topamax (topiramate) is associated with cleft palate so discuss with your doctor whether you should taped it off before trying to become pregnant! ...Read more

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How hard is it to? Wean off? Taking topamax (topiramate)?

Not for migraine: When used for migraine prevention, topamax (topiramate) can be stopped without tapering. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for topamax (topiramate) overdose?

What is the treatment for topamax (topiramate) overdose?

Variable: If the overdose was recent, a healthcare provider may give certain medicines or place a tube into the stomach to "pump the stomach." treatment also involves supportive care. This type of care consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. For example, supportive treatment options may include:
•fluids
•dialysis
•medications to prevent seizures. ...Read more

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What are the withdrawal symptoms of topamax (topiramate)?

What are the withdrawal symptoms of topamax (topiramate)?

Weight gain, headache: Topomax is helpful to get rid of daily headache, seizures, work as a mood stabilizer, reduce craving to food, opiates, alcohol

depending on the reason for using it --after several month, withdrawal can cause weight gain, seizures, headache. ...Read more

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Is it common to take topamax (topiramate) for nerve pain?

Topamax (topiramate): Topamax is used for the treatment of neuropathic pain like lyrica, (pregabalin) gabapentin, gabitril, tegretol etc. ...Read more

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Can I take topamax (topiramate) and hydrocodone together?

Depends on the indic: You must be having severe migraine etc'i don't recommend hydrocone for this kind of pain. ...Read more

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How effective is topamax/topiramate for fibromyalgia pain?

How effective is topamax/topiramate for fibromyalgia pain?

Not very: ? re Topamax (topiramate) for fibromyalgia (FM). FDA approves 3 drugs for FM. All others are shots in the dark. Chemicals have side effects that mask side effects of other chemicals. So avoid them all & go natural w. non-toxic treatments directed at multiple-factors that incite FM. Beyond Topamax (topiramate) are therapies of yoga, aqua therapy, biofeedback, medicinal cannabis, and mindfulness therapies. Study survivors. ...Read more

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Are lyrica (pregabalin) and topiramate in the same family?

Are lyrica (pregabalin) and topiramate in the same family?

Yes, anticonvulsants: Topiramate (Topamax) is a newer anticonvulsant that blocks voltage-gated sodium ion channels similar to carbamazepine. Lyrica (pregabalin) is an anticonvulsant (seizure) medicine and is used off-label by many doctors as a chronic pain relief medication. ...Read more

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Can 150mg a day topamax (topiramate) cause fluid retention?

Can 150mg a day topamax (topiramate) cause fluid retention?

Yes, it can: The metabolic adverse effects of topiramate have been well documented. Common side effects of Topamax include tiredness, dizziness, coordination problems and fluid retention. ...Read more

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Could you take topamax (topiramate) and hydrocodone togather?

Could you take topamax (topiramate) and hydrocodone togather?

Simple answer is yes: Yes they can be taken together under the care of an md though so that the dosages can be titrated slowly and to effect. The two medications are different, with different profiles and can be used together for synergism depending on the ailment that is in question. ...Read more

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Just stopped topamax (topiramate). Cold turkeyjerking movements?

Could be: Topamax (topiramate) is usually used to treat seizure disorders or migraine headaches. As a rule, you shouldn't stop any medications without notifying your doctor. No matter why topamax (topiramate) was prescribed to you, topamax (topiramate) can cause seizures if you stop it, 'cold turkey'. Call your doctor now and talk about why you want or need to stop topamax (topiramate) and your doctor will let you know how to safely do so. ...Read more

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What experience has anyone had with topamax (topiramate) for migraine?

Very effective: Topamax (topiramate) has been very effective for many of my patients. Some patients have complained of cognitive side effects such as speech disturbance and others such as weight loss. ...Read more

Narcotic (Definition)

A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more


Topamax (Definition)

Topiramate is a seizure agent which is a kind of ...Read more