Topamax and carbonated drinks

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Thank you for your responses. I'll try cutting back on the carbonated and caffeinated drinks. Although right now I usually only have 1 each morning and with afternoon diazepam dose if I work that day. If I am off I stay away from the caffeine and let the drugs do their work. I noticed the acid throat feeling since being switched over to the topamax, I will do my best to start taking the necessary sleeping adjustments.
/ I had all those symptoms and worse Ive seen cardiologist, neurologist, and 10 trips to the emergency room and 2 months into topamax and all those side affect are gone. just drink water...
Like I said I previosly took Topamax for 2yrs I never lost any weight on this medication in fact I was @ my highest weight since pregnancy, however my daughter has lost 16lbs in 8 months.
I have digenerative disc disease and my neirologist just prescribed topamax, he said it would help with the pain and tingling but could result in weight loss. I am wondering if prescribing topamax for ddd is common among neurologists? I can't seem to find any other information related to topamax as a pain med, only information I have is that it's a powerful drug with lots of side effects, most not so good. The weight loss aspect is the only plus...
The medication also effects the taste of things for me, especially carbonated drinks. I am addicted to Coca-Cola and it made it taste sort of like metal. It's pretty awful. I also get EXTREMELY thirsty on it. On the plus side, I started drinking less soda-pop and started drinking more water! My migraines are what led to my diagnosis. They found my lesions during a routine MRI, and confirmed it with my Lumbar Puncture. Try not to panic, although your fear is completely understandable.
I'll try to keep my comments to a minimum about topamax since I hate it and I'm trying to get off it. I have memory "damage" and so I can't remember what it was like when I started taking topamax. I do know that I have had migraine issues (yes the form of the migraine has changed) and the extent of the memory "damage" that I have has also become worse. My neurologist decreased the amount of topamax hoping that it would help, but it didn't.
a major side effect is taste changes. And the main taste change I have is that any and all carbonated drinks taste flat. So, it has been over 4 yrs since I have been able to enjoy a soda.
I started Topamax in November of this year at 25mg a week and have been increasing the dose by 25mg per week and will reach 200mg next week to reach my limit. My doctor prescribed it for my migraines as I had requested it since all the other treatments seemed to have weight gain as a side effect while this one was the opposite with weight loss as a possibility.
Hi! Topamax can cause bad taste with carbonated drinks. If you have been prescribed Topamax for migraine, headaches, or seizures then it is not advisable to stop Topamax. However, if you are taking it against prescription for weight loss, then my sincere advice is to stop it and go for weight loss the healthy way through diet control and exercise.
There is one called Follicle Booster which is expensive, but helps a lot. And drink tons of water. Topamax is dehydrating and water will help the tingling sensations you get, along with the brain fog that comes with it. A couple of gallons of water a day will help. That's a lot, but you'll notice the difference. Plus you need to replenish your electrolytes with an occasional sports drink. Again, speaking from experience here. Good luck!
I have PTC as well and I was on diamox, lasix and topamax at one time. With the topamax I never had any physical side effects except weight loss, tingling and the icky taste when having anything carbonated, my main side effect was mental cloudiness with that med. I have tried alternative therapies and they didn't work for me, but I am aware with others who it has been beneficial. Hope everything works out!
I have a decreased appetite. I lost 10 pounds in 7 weeks. I can no longer drink carbonated drinks. My tastebuds are a bit screwed up. I have learned to manage all these side affects. However, I won't be able to handle hair loss. Can someone please tell me if and when they experienced any hair loss while taking the same amount of Topamax. THANK YOU SO MUCH! P.S. Love the weight loss. However, migraines have not decreased! Don't know how long it takes or if it will even work.
She has complicated migraines which led to seizures so it requires a higher dosage of topamax than her size and age should be on and her doctor is ok with the weight loss since it controls the migraines. Anyway, I lost 16 lbs. and have maintained that within 5 lbs. which can fluctuate. Topomax can make your appetite nil. That is what I fight even today. So you will have to fight the not wanting to eat.
I've stopped drinking it all together and switched to Gatorage and Lipton Green Tea. My throat always seems dry and my tongue seems dry even though to touch, it is not. I also have noticed that my ears seem to be bothering me a bit more than what I would consider normal. By that I mean it's as if they are plugged up but it takes a lot of work to get them to pop (pressure0. Don't know if that has anything to do with that above.
Hi...I have not had Diamox, but am on Topamax and they r both sulfa drugs and would explain the same metallic taste..... I also wonder if like Topamax it may be 2 weeks b4 u see benefits...if u r like me it took 2 weeks for the Topamax adjustment period.
Triptans like Imitrex have shown very good activity against acute migraine attacks. Medications like Topamax, and magnesium supplements are good as prophylactic agents. It is important for you and as well as your son that you maintain a headache diary. This will help you identify trigger for your migraines. Please remember anxiety and stress will only make migraines worse. Make sure you do some relaxation exercises every day like breathing exercises.
I tried drinking a beer at a wedding over this past weekend and the same this occured, at first taste it tastes flat, then after a few seconds my taste buds kick in and it feels a bit like pins and needles on my tongue and then I finally taste the flavor of the beer (same with soda), My palatte is perfect with anything else as far as beverages and food goes. I hope this helps you!
For the past year, I have been experiencing burning and stinging in my vulva (which is NOT made worse by peeing), which comes and goes but can last for over a month and is extremely uncomfortable. The area looks normal, and there is no unusual discharge. The last time I had these symptoms was in March - they came on suddenly with a stinging sensation, and lasted for 6 weeks.
If you are already on a carb restricted diet, you should make note that if you get a smell shortly after taking your medication that smells like electrical burning, it is accelerated ketosis and nothing to worry about - except for the fact that at that time your breath stinks. Brushing/mouth wash will not help... it is an internal process. Carbonated drinks will lose their original taste... to me they are not enjoyable anymore - which in some ways is good.
I don't drink any other caffeine type drinks such as soft drinks (I can't drink anything that is carbonated due to taking Topamax), so I do take in a lot of caffeine a day. I've not had any bad side effects from the provigil and I also don't have any problems with my insurance company (Tricare) in obtaining the medication.
Cold compresses on head and neck will also help. She should avoid caffeine, red wine, processed meats, MSG, artificial sweeteners and carbonated drinks. Breathing exercises and neck massage will also help.
I am currently supplementing with magnesium, b-group vitamins and zinc. I have just started on the zinc and magnesium and I have cut down my intake of coffee. Topamax is known to cause eye issues, although to be causing them 5 years down the track would be unusual. I had a full eye work up about a year and a half ago and they found I had blepharitis. This was for a different issue. I have posterior blepharitis or meibomian gland disease.
I have been on topamax for 4 months before topamax I was having a headache every freaking day since 2001 after having a nervous breakdown and depression. then i started with a headache every day.
For any one new here, i am currently on 100mgs of topamax, and 300mgs of wellbutrin. I am 5'1'' and have been on welbutrin for a year this month. just started topamax. March 7 is a moth marker for me. I was 199lbs, and am now at 188lbs. I am experiencing tingling in my heels mostly now, and most foods now have lost their normal taste for me. I have no appite. I do not eat a whole lot. I am not starving myself, i do have enough commonsense to eat...
I never had any before that I could recall aside from the metallic taste and flatness of carbonated drinks. I'm sure I'll be a better judge this time, I'm only taking a muscle relaxer, Tylenol and imitrix as needed.
After countless hours of researching for solutions and stories online and not finding much reference, it's somewhat relieving to see that we basically share the exact same problems with alcoholic drinks and headaches. At over 60 years of age and being able to drink previously, perhaps you've come to produce less of some alcoholic enzyme, and perhaps I've always lacked that enzyme. It could also be a specific but screwy tension/nerve/muscle thing.
-No hard food like baguettes, chips, nuts, etc.. No sour, spicy, and hot food and drinks. -Sleep on 3 pillows to prevent acid reflux at night. Don't eat late or too much at night. -Stop touching my teeth with my tongue. I am just thrilled! So happy to feel normal again. I thank God and all the people who share their experiences from burning tongue syndrome to iron anemia to Biotene to acid reflux, etc.. Learning from their experiences I am able to make changes for the better. Thanks all.
Anyway, he told me I have a sinus infection and gave me antibiotics. Now I have always had allergies and plenty of sinus infections and I knew this was no sinus infection. So I take the antibiotics and nothing changes. So I go back to the same doctors office to see a different doctor. This time because again I feel like something is stuck in my throat and I have a small dull paint to the left of my sternum. The blood in the saliva has stopped at this point.
I also went to the eye doctor and he said that I did need glasses but wasn't convienced that my eyes were causeing the headaches. I am currently taking Topamax and Imitrex. Today was the first day for the Imitrex and I think it made me feel worse. Is there anyone that has any of these symptoms or am I just a hypochondriac? I really do feel absolutly horrible most of the time. Between my head killing me and my hacking up stuff every morning...
Strange I know, but I eat a TON of them and really think that I have some kind of sensitivity to something in them. Also if I combine the hot peppers with a few alcoholic drinks and add allergy season.....I am a swollen, red eyelided mess. Sounds weird, but I have pondered this for a very long time.
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