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Topamax (topiramate): It can. Many of the meds used for bipolar disorder can affect sleep patterns. Hopefully they will help normalize your sleep/ wake cycle, which is critical for this condition. Sleep deprivation is a major trigger for a manic episode. If topamax (topiramate) is helpful for your mood cycling, i would ask your md about taking it in the am only. ...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
My doctor prescribed topamax (topiramate) for bipolar 2 insomnia. I read on your site that topamax (topiramate) causes insomnia. I already have chronic difficult insomnia
Opion please! I have severe migraines insomnia is topamax (topiramate) an Imitrex is it ok an usually recommended for my age (23)?
Both ok: absolutely no contraindication to taking either or both in your age group if this is what your asking. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want to know whether topiramate can cause insomnia to a person and for what reason. It is my case.
Probably not the med: More commonly, topiramate will cause sedation and true insomnia is not a reported side effect. Perhaps your insomnia is caused by the stress of the reason you are taking the topiramate or another cause. There are separate treatments for insomnia, both pharmaceutical and lifestyle. Please either make a virtual appointment or see your physician for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been on 25 mg of topamax (topiramate) 2x/day for eight weeks. Have lost 15 lbs, trouble sleeping but no headaches. Should i continue this dosage?
DISCUSS WITH DOC: Sounds like you have successfully broken up headache pattern, but also have experienced some of the topamax (topiramate) side effects. You might find it possible to slowly taper off over a period of a few weeks. There are also several natural headache preventatives, like co-q-10, riboflavin, feverfew, and butterbur, so these may provide few if any adverse effects. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Topamax/Adderall: As prescribed, yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Many women complain that they have trouble sleeping when they are pregnant. Try not to eat just before bedtime. Consider taking a warm bath at bedtime to help you relax. As your abdomen gets bigger, you may want to lie on your side with a pillow under your abdomen and a pillow between ...Read more