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I've been on 800mg topamax for a couple of months and I took myself off of it. Can you tell some of the symptoms to expect from quitting?
Reason for taking?: It would depend in part on why you were taking the medication in the first place. It's almost never a good idea to "self wean" or decide to go "cold turkey" on a prescription medication especially an anti-epileptic drug such as Topamax without checking with the prescriber first. In this case, the risk could've been rebound seizures (which don't seem to have happened). ...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
See side effects: Topomax has a wide variety of uses. It is used to treat everything from migraines, binge eating, alcoholism and post traumatic stress disorder. Side effects include short-term memory loss, word finding difficulty, numbness and tingling, upper respiratory tract infections, diarrhea, nausea and anorexia. Side effects which most commonly lead to discontinuing the drug include fatigue and confusion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many.: Many, but most not severe. Cannot get pregnant! difficulty concentrating, speech problems, especially difficulty thinking of specific words, memory problems, lack of coordination, confusion, nervousness, irritability, mood swings, depression, headache, drowsiness, weakness, excessive movement, uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body, uncontrollable eye movements, extreme thirst, weight loss! ...Read more
Usually: Weight loss is a common (usually desired) side effect from med, can cause strange sensations, sometimes you have to decrease dose or increase more slowly, but if not intolerable, would try to stick it out at least 2 weeks and symptoms generally resolve. ...Read more
Hi i want ask about topamax medicine I have 18 years and i took it from 4 years as yet is this medicine has negative point to me or bad results in fut?
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