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Topiramate And Eye
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
Probably not: Not likely in my experience. Your ophthalmologist can examine your eyes to confirm this. ...Read more
Have IIH, taking Topamax (topiramate). Have nausea, headache, diarrhea, eye blurriness/pain/grey tint to vision, grey/blck/whte blurs. Pupils rapidly grow/shrink.
How do you suddenly have astigmatism in both eyes? Had bad reaction to topiramate about a month ago. Related?
Topamax (topiramate) can cause swelling of the ciliary body in the eye which can cause the pressure to increase and to become very near-sighted. It is difficult to imagine a scenario in which it would cause or change astigmatism. These issues resolve with discontinuing the drug.
Discuss this with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
I have had to taper off topamax (topiramate). Last night I woke to my eyes rolling back? I stayed awake rolling them down for a while until this stopped happening.
Sounds like you had: A seizure. This is not OK. Did you self-taper, or was the tapering plan given by a doc? Did you run out of insurance? Do you live alone or can someone help you if you needed it? Give us more details/info about your situation so we can move forward with this. In the meantime, no alcohol, no driving or operating dangerous machinery in the freak event you suffer another seizure. Tell your doc ASAP. ...Read more
I have had a H/A everyday since last Thurs. Sometimes 2x a day. Today I had 3 HA episodes at work at diff times. Unilateral on the right side behind eye. I take 25mg topamax (topiramate) 2x a day. Please Help!
Yes: You may have increase preassure inside your head or side effect from medication. ...Read more
I see eye pain can b a sign of a serious side effect of topamax, (topiramate) I somtimes get eyepain w/headaches, but not often. How do I know when to see a dr?
Call MD: Anytime you are experiencing something that you think is a side effect of a medication you should call the prescriber right away and if you cannot reach them contact the pharmacist. They may decide to stop the medication, alter the dosage or substitue a different medication or just monitor your progress while you are on it depending on how long they plan for you to be on the medicine. ...Read more
I stopped taking topiramate for my aneurysms and now have twiching in my eye and bad headaches, is this because of stopping I never refilled for two we?
I have pain in my eyes. I'm taking topamax (topiramate) for fibromologia. Does this. Conduction causes eye pain. I see the eye dye. November. 30 th.?
Stopped taking topamax (topiramate) a few months ago because of eye twitching. Now my biceps are twitching?
Started with twitching eye, then my biceps, now my hand.... Is it cause for alarm? Been off topamax (topiramate) for migraines about a month
Have IIH, taking 50mg Topamax (topiramate) daily since Wed. Sympt. Worse. Head feels bruised on back. Ears/eyes hurt. Sound/Light sensitivity. Advice?
Have bad head cold&seems like I cant take anything for it cuz everything interacts w my wellbutrin. I'm also on topamax, (topiramate)klon, trileptal, neurontin. Help!
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Can topamax (topiramate) b used to treat sharp pains n my head & chronic tesion & regular has? I'm going to take it 2x a day 25mg each
Yes: It is a medication that has been used to treat headaches, migraines in particular. ...Read more
Does anyone think or no if topamax (topiramate) 25mg twice a day will help for all the time pains & scoreness n my head I get these feeling more than ha & lighthea?
It could: Headaches need to be assessed first.Get a more detailed answer ›
Had MRA done 2 days ago. Since then head is busting. Taking topamax (topiramate) and don't eat, feel nauseous. Head is killing me, neurologist doesn't care. Help!!
Need a headache: Diagnosis to start with. MRA is of limited utility. You need to get this headaches addressed before you can provide a good history to sort this out. People in acute pain cannot be expected to provide a careful history of their headaches. This is critical in arriving at a proper plan of action. Be careful with the B6 (it has a potential toxicity state) See a neurologist after this one resolves. ...Read more
I've been having Migraines for past 4 days. Its on the side of my head. I taken Gabapentin, Excedrin, Imitrex, pamelor, topamax (topiramate). what else can I take?
Try Magnesium: Try Magnesium daily for prevention, plus lots of hydration. You can apply ice to the area 20 mins on, 20 mins off. Massage to the neck, shoulders and scalp can be helpful, and also taking a warm bath. I have also found botox injections to be helpful, or lidicaine injections to the nerves at the base of the scalp. Hopefully you've been instructed about diet & smoking, etc. ...Read more
On topamax (topiramate) was told I had hemiplegic migraine by one doc and other doc told I've had tia's I'm confused still weak left side pain right side of head?
Prop migraines: Well both migraines and tia's (mini-strokes) can cause your weakness. If it's associated with migraines and given your age, I would guess it's likely from migraines but hard to be sure unless you have an MRI to rule out the mini-stroke. If this comes and goes with the migraine and you have a documented history of migraine, your neurologist may not need an mri. ...Read more
I'm on 50mg of Zoloft & 10mg of amitryptiline for head pain & anxiety. Was on topamax (topiramate), (topiramate) wasn't thinking straight. Want to go back on topamax (topiramate) bipolar ma?
Not clear...: Sorry but the structure of your questions left me wondering which meds left your thinking 'coudy'. Generally, bipolar patients are not left on an antidepressant very long due to the risk of triggering a manic episode. Topomax has been noted to help with weight loss but not so great at stabilizing mood in bipolar 'swinging'. May read up on Depakote or Lamictal as alternatives & discuss with your dr. ...Read more
Reaction to topamax (migraines). Now blood in r eye, weird pain/pressure, and blurred vision. What can I do about it?
I'm on Topamax 50mg/daily for migraines. What are the main side effects? I have kidney stones and am underweight so Neuro doc said keep an eye on them
I get severe migraines. I take topamax to prevent them and botox in the head and neck as well to prevent it. I also take percocet and axert (almotriptan) for them. Is it fine?
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
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
Risk vs benefit: Check out http://www. Drugs. Com/disease-interactions/topiramate, topamax.Html which discusses risk of metabolic acidosis especially in those w/heart failure who take topiramate. It's important that you analyze w/prescribing doctor your individual risks & benefits from this medication. Ask about alternatives that may have lower risk. ...Read more
Individualized: The dose has to be individualized and can be anywhere from 25mg to 600mg. Consult with your physician. ...Read more