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Lupus And Topamax
Can topamax (topiramate) cause dilupus? On plaquenil/nifedipene for raynaud. And have extreme swelling. Low complement. Headaches/dizziness.
No: I have never seen discoid lupus be caused by topamax (topiramate), (topiramate) but discoid on occasion can transition to systemic lupus. If you are having swelling of your lower extremities, you need to see your rheumatologist as soon as possible. If swelling of lower extremities is present with elevated blood pressure, that may explain the headaches/ dizziness or the headaches/dizziness could be side effects of topamax (topiramate). ...Read more
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
I have pseudotumor cerebri and lupus. Is it ok to do Bikram yoga? I'm on acetazolamide and plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)
Probably yes: There is no reason why Lisinopril cannot be used to treat high blood pressure in patients diagnosed with lupus nephritis. In fact, it may be the drug of choice in lupus patients who are also spilling protein in their urine. It may be need to be used with some caution in those patients with more advanced cases of lupus-related kidney disease as it may contribute to high levels of potassium. ...Read more
Im taking Trileptal for tinnitus& hyperacusis &recently started Topamax (topiramate) for migraines.Is it true that trileptal reduces amount of topamax (topiramate) in system?
Anxiety, depression, weakness, fasciculations, neuropathy sensations, tinnitus along with lupus symptoms. Possible to have CNS lupus with negativeana?
Can you take Depakote and Topamax (topiramate) together? Is 500mg Depakote safe with 50mg of Topamax (topiramate)?
Yes & yes, BUT...: ...you didn't just wander into a pharmacy and made an impulse purchase. You got Rxs from a doctor for a reason, not just on a whim. Why are you trying to go around him/her? Asking anyone other than the MD who knows you and who knows the rationale for your treatment is unwise at best and dangerous at worst. You are entitled to an explanation in terms you understand FROM YOUR DOCTOR. ...Read more
I'm on cipro and Flagyl and tizanidine and hydrochlorothiazide and lyrica (pregabalin) and lisinopril, and Zofran and phenergan, diclofrnac sod ec, synthroid....
Not sure: Exactly what your question is, but it does appear that you are on a lot of medications for a 29 year old. It sounds like you need to make sure your doctor is monitoring all these to make sure you don't run into problems. ...Read more
I'm treated 4 lupus like disease. Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) controlled flares.But dizziness required constant prednisone.Can methotrexate help with my dizzy spells?
I'm using plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) 200mg and prednisone 10mg for rheumatoid arthritis, can I take vitamin C while using these medications.
Yes: Vitamin c is fine to take while taking these medications. Not sure why you would take it, though. Recent studies have shown that your food should provide you with enough vitamins so if your food is inadequate, dietary modifications are necessary to get it where it should be. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Are headaches common with polymyalgia rheumatica. My Dr is trying to rule out fibromyalgia and put me on prednisone?
See below: If your doctor thinks you have polymyalgia rheumatic but wants to rule out fibromyalgia you need a Rheumatologist. Reason,a modest dose of prednisone can improve Polymyalgia rheumatic but not fibromyalgia from there a headache in polymyalgia rheumatica can be a symptom of giant cell arthritis which requires evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband has epilepsy and is on topamax, (topiramate) depakote, and felbatol. Isnt that too many medications?
Dx of IBS and early stage autoimmune disorder taking omeprazole, bupropion, plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) and bentyl as needed. I have period cramps. Best OTC pain meds?
I'm taking plaqeunil, mobic, (meloxicam) prednisone for rheumatoid arthritis. Can I use phentermine for weight loss while on these other medications?
Weight medications: The easy answer is "yes." however 1) the weight gain tendency caused (primarily) by Prednisone will continue, so consider finding an effective regimen for your RA and pain that doesn't cause weight gain. 2) Phentermine generally only works well for a short period of time. Most people who use it find that it wears off after several weeks or months. There may be better weight options besides phent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have high blood pressure, going through menopause, and ra. Currently taking humira, (adalimumab) losartin, and jinteli. Can these meds be taken well together?
RA and HTN: The combination of Humira (adalimumab) , Losartan and Jinteli will need the monitoring of kidney, liver function, electrolytes and the blood count. These meds can be taking together. The blood pressure should be controlled with the medicine and the diet. Healthy diet, normal lipids level in the blood and regular exercises will be recommended too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer