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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

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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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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 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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Why would topamax (topiramate) help headaches?

Prophylaxis: Anticonvulsants and antiseizure medications are frequently prescribed for pain problems including headaches. These medications will change biochemical concentrations in the central nervous system. Other mechanisms may also be involved. ...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

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