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Topamax Topiramate Migraine
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 suffer from migraines and pass out. I am on topamax, (topiramate) and migraine medication.... Any recomendations?
Exercise, magnesium: If the MRI and eeg are normal, aerobic exercise, regular low-carb meals, magnesium, coq10, and other supplements can help. Topamax (topiramate) can cause many side effects, including kidney stones in 20%, acidosis with fatigue and malaise, memory difficulties, and many other. Botox is much more effective, much safer, and now is covered by most insurance plans. Read more about alternatives at nyheadache.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should i be concerned if my BMI is 18.8? I am a pro athlete but have seen it drop from 20.6 in 10 weeks since starting topamax (topiramate) for migraine
I am currently taking topamax (topiramate) for migraine and experiencing cognitive deficits (memory). What are the best alternatives for migraine prophylaxis?
NOT SURPRISING: Topamax (topiramate) (sometimes known as "dopeamax") very often causes both speech and cognitive issues due to it's affect on an short-term memory pathway (perforant pathway, ampa). Would advise considering possibly depakote, or Naproxen (not beta blockers or calcium channel blockers). But how about otc preps such as riboflavin, coq-10, butterbur, feverfew, maybe magnesium, and lastly botox? ...Read more
I know topamax (topiramate) for migraine also works as appetite suppressant, but what is the chemical reason? Does metabolism change or just taste for foods/amts?
I take topamax (topiramate) for migraine prevention, I was told I can't take OTC meds [tylenol etc] for pain whiletaking the topamax (topiramate). Why is that? Thank you.
Just diagnosed w/thrombocytopenia MPV 10.1fL. I'm on Propranolol & Topamax (topiramate) for migraine. Which is likely cause? If I stop meds will platelets return?
You must discuss it: Be certain that your Dr(s) know about the drugs you take and urge them to work on the best resolution of this situation. It's way to delicate, complicated and important for you to manage on your own. Their training is for this sort of thing and it's their responsibility to handle it. Be helpful and firm and persistent but trust experts on this. ...Read more
I take100mg topamax (topiramate) for migraine with 200mg seroquel topamax (topiramate) cuts my appetite when waking up i can't fall asleep easier should I take topamax (topiramate) earlier?
Depends : If topamax (topiramate) is keeping you awake, it certainly can be taken earlier. If your are on seroquel xr, you should take it earlier ( by 3-4hours) so it peaks and makes you sleepy at bedtime. If it is regular release, take it 1/2 to 1 hour before bedtime. If you are driving in the evening you should not take your medications until you are ready for bed. If this does not help, consider melatonin. ...Read more
Started taking topamax (topiramate) for migraines and getting new 'tension-type' headache. Is that typical side effect? Will it go away?
Not : But tension headaches may accompany migraines.Get a more detailed answer ›
See below: Typical dosage for many patients is 50 mg twice daily, but some pts may require more. Key is to take twice daily, and doses up to 200 mg twice daily may be needed, but side effects may limit. Other preventatives are available if problems occur. ...Read more
See HA specialist: Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more
Topamax (topiramate): Topamax (topiramate) has several side effects. The most common side effect is numbness and tingling. Other side effects might include fatigue, taste change, weight loss, difficulty with concentration , difficult with memory, loss appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea .... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was given topamax (topiramate) for migraines but I've heard/read about the horrible side effects. Are they all true? I'm terrified!
I take topamax (topiramate) for migraines 2x daily, is it safe to discontinue it suddenly? I lost my insurance & it is to expensive for me to purchase.
No: With any neurologic medication it is best to taper down the dose instead of stopping it suddenly. By stopping it suddenly you may experience some side effects such as mood disturbances, headaches, insomnia, anxiety. Ask you provider to give you a regimen to come off of it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On topamax (topiramate) for migraines dr wants to adjust meds 4 concentration issues i've had 1 migraines since oct & lost 50lbs i like this! is there similar med?
Sort of: There are several meds that can help migraine, but none with the same appetite suppressant effects. But the good news is that the line/dose between cognitive effects and not is often as little as 25 mgs. Therefore careful downward titration in 25 mg increments every month to 6 weeks might find the golden dose of headache control with clear thinking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take 50mg topamax (topiramate) for migraines & I have problems with loss of appetite. I have not eaten in 3 days. Is this normal?
Expected side effect: I would not say this is normal, but it is a very common side effect of topiramate. You need to speak to your neurologist or whoever is prescribing this, because loss of appetite and and long periods of not eating can be doing much more damage than just causing weight loss. Please see your neurologist and ask for a medication change. If change is not option, consider megase or marinol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Took topamax (topiramate) for migraines and recently stopped. Can topamax (topiramate) cause seizures even if you've never had a history ?
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
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