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Taking 200 mg of topamax (topiramate) for ptc/iih. Anthing I can do to counteract side effects:nausea, extremity tingling, hair falling out, groggyness?

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Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Probably not

If these effects haven't gone away within about 2 weeks after being on your current dose, the liklihood that these dise effects will completely abate is low.
You will likely have to stop the topamax (topiramate) and this will have to be stopped gradually to avoid withdrawal seizures.

In brief: Probably not

If these effects haven't gone away within about 2 weeks after being on your current dose, the liklihood that these dise effects will completely abate is low.
You will likely have to stop the topamax (topiramate) and this will have to be stopped gradually to avoid withdrawal seizures.
Dr. Brad Bobrin
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Dr. K. Olson
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Topamax (topiramate)

First of all, are the pressures as such that a shunt is indicated.
What is the cause of the pseudotumor? Nausea and grogginess could be due to the underlying problem. Hair loss due to anticonvulsants can sometimes be reversed with zinc/selenium. Some of the most disturbing side effects are: decline in memory, confusion, inability to compute mathematically, and decreased concentration.Stop it?

In brief: Topamax (topiramate)

First of all, are the pressures as such that a shunt is indicated.
What is the cause of the pseudotumor? Nausea and grogginess could be due to the underlying problem. Hair loss due to anticonvulsants can sometimes be reversed with zinc/selenium. Some of the most disturbing side effects are: decline in memory, confusion, inability to compute mathematically, and decreased concentration.Stop it?
Dr. K. Olson
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