Topamax and facial tingling

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I have taken <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span> on and off for years. It works wonders on my headaches. A couple of thinks I am sure your DR told you , but. . . You need to taper on and off slowly (25 MG) at a time 2 of the side effects are paraesthias (intermittent "pins and needles" in the hands and feet. This was extremely scary for a friend of mine who wasn't told. Make sure you have biannual eye exams. topamax is known to cause increased eye pressures in some people.
/ I had all those symptoms and worse Ive seen cardiologist, neurologist, and 10 trips to the emergency room and 2 months into <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span> and all those side affect are gone. just drink water...
Adequate sleep at night with a short nap in the afternoon should be of help. Also do you notice the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>t<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>gl<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g</span> and numbness related to chewing or eating? you would then require an ENT consultation too. Goodluck.
While I was in the hosptital and when I went to the office i told all the docs that for the last couple years i have had some numbness and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>t<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>gl<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g</span> in my arms and hands while driving and sometime when i raise my arms over my head. i am in health care and intubate people for the last 28 years and sometimes i feel like i'm not as strong lifting the jaws as i used to be.
I myself start to notice a heavier shedding and upon discontinuation a more rapid and prolonged loss. For me the hair shedding and loss depends on how long I took <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span> to begin with. For instance the last round, I was on it for a year and it took three months for the toxic accumalation in my system to disapate. Afterwards my hair started to grow and thinken once again.
But I had a MEGA migraine yesterday and still trying to get over it today. But of course I only began the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span> last monday and a very low lose so I guess I can't expect results yet I suppose.
I remember having it and I just happen to be at the NS talking with the NP and I was telling her symptoms and I said facial numbness and I said I have it now, and she said I know I can see it, as ur face is sagging a bit on the left....that is where it was numb....no one else had mentioned to me b4 that my face looked different, but she said the said I felt it on b4 I could and she said it is typical with those she/.they see with chiari.
the saddest thing now is the doctors have the nerve to say it is all in my mind. the facial sagging and tongue twisting and slurred speech were all captured on an EEG but they say they don't know what it could be. they say clinical correlation is recommended. That means they want to verify with another clinic before stating the diagnosis. So believe it or not they are sending me to have some psych test done. I tell you it is ridiculous.
I have had all these symptoms for several months already. First time I experienced <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>t<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>gl<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g</span> in feet and hands was a year and a half ago. It lasted for a couple of months and then went away. Since last autumn, I have been having periodical episodes of severe fatigue, with recoveries in between. in June I had the first episode of involuntary muscular movements, which lasted for three weeks.
Fortunately, God was on her side because she was smart enough to stop the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span> and go to the emergency room before she developed an attack of acute narrow angle glaucoma (symptoms severe eye pain, headache, nausea, vomiting, almost complete vision loss.) Her ocular pressure was actually only slightly elevated and with cessation of the topamax, her pressure returned to normal in a day, while it took over a week for her vison to return to normal.
there is absolutely no way to predict who will get this side effect and it can occur even at very low doses. If you are already taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span> and you notice any early signs of vision loss or eye pain please see an ophthalmologist immediately.
I have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>t<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>gl<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g</span> in the face and it comes and stays for a few days then leaves and comes back again. I'm 18 and have a eating disorder but trying to fix that. Could this be the problem. Any suggestions will help.
I have had instances of this happening before but only 5-10 minutes and ONLY in my face and without eye twitching. I called and talked to the on call doctor finally at 4am and she wanted me to come to the ER and I couldnt but set me up an MRI for tomorrow. the numbness was MAinLY left sided on my face but I did have it in my right cheek and eye and my entire neck. I have a history of Rathke's Cleft Cyst which they found when I was 16 during a routine MRI for my migranes.
the tingling spread into my gums and teeth and few seconds later my lips and cheek. the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>t<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>gl<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g</span> turned into numbness, however, the numbness only occurred on the left side of my face. Naturally now I was thinking it was a stroke. After about 10 minutes the numbness was gradually subsiding and was going into my left hand. I couldnt feel my fingers and that lasted for about 10 minutes also. After that the numbness disappeared completely. I called a friend who is in nursing school.
I have tried Depakote ER no help (7 months), <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span> (3 months) and now Gabapentin (1 Week) to control my episodes. Tightness in the chest area with warm sensation that would radiate through both sides left more than right with numbness and tingling feeling. I just plainly felt out of sorts followed by weakness that has lately been putting me down not being able to get up on my own. Last sometimes 10 minutes can last few hours.
Weight loss would be AWESOME if it worked for me (the hcg) but I would be just as thrilled if it were to help some with say the facial hair. And the hcg will be cheaper each month than the pill I take (it's a water pill but is supposed to help with the hair, Spironlactone or something like that, don't have the bottle in here) and the Vaniqua I use!! Keep up the good work!!
Since the 9-day constant migraine has gone away all those other symptoms have appeared, including the difficulty/pain walking, pain in right leg, right arm, numbness/pins and needles feeling, forgetfulness, neck, shoulder and back pain, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>t<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>gl<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g</span> in hands, and vertigo. Has anyone experienced these symptoms?
My first thought was- what the heck is going on- I have this bad sinus infection , on meds for that for 20 days- it never goes away- was told to take celexa- (which I took at the same time as the anti-biotic)- and then started having attacks, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>t<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>gl<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g</span> in my fingers and toes, and then I am being sent to a pyschologists? for anxiety or panic disorder.??? I really hope you get better and I did go to chiropractor ( I have not been in a few months though)...maybe I should go back for a visit.
Second, given that you were recently diagnosed with optic neuritis, inflammation in the area of the brainstem should also be excluded. This can be excluded with a MRI with contrast of the brain. Also dizziness and facial <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>t<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>gl<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g</span> can be rarely due to a cervical spine problem, called cervicogenic dizziness. However if the spinal MRI is negative then this becomes less likely.
I've had POTS since late October 2008 or so, I have been to several doctors and have tried several medications as well as exercise and diet changes (increased salt and water intake) and have continuously worsened.
I never lost the pain in the neck and shooting pain in right side neck and radiating down my arm into hand and fingers <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>t<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>gl<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g</span>. fusion at c5-c6-c7. after a long time in rehab and therapy , i was sent to pain=management, i had several set of 3 injectons that only gave me breif releif. then i had a nerve block at c7 that didn't help but showed the dr. where some of the problem might be.
LOL Sometimes it takes me a bit, but I realized there was nothing really there. It was like a line of slightly <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>t<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>gl<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g</span> pressure. It then stopped and hasn't been back, thankfully! Any ideas what this is?
How long did you do physiotherapy? Physiotherapy helps in relieving the nerve numbness and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>t<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>gl<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g</span> issues. Take care and follow up the basic investigations ( X-ray & MRI) to know the present status.
I have recently seen a maxillary facial surgeon and it looks as though I have had symptoms of facial migraine and neuropathic pain. If any muscles used in chewing have been cut off in any Neurosurgery make sure you get physiotherapy straight away because it really hurts and these dysfunctions can be made worse during potentially stressful times. I think with Neurosurgery a lot unfortunately gets disturbed and in my opinion this gets overlooked in the long term.
Had terrible whiplash and have always had tingling in the middle left of my back off and on since. (at least 15 years) I am on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span>, which know can cause <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>t<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>gl<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g</span> of hands and feet, but I do have it noted as a symptom when I was off the med for at least 6 months. I am due to have some Evoked potentials done and another MRI in July. At this point the MS specialist feels that the frontal lesion could be from migraines and the deep cerebellar peduncle one is possibly viral related.
My neuro has told me in english I have left ear nerve damage that was probable caused by the Ebstein Barr early part of the year and rx me Alprazolam .25MG and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span>.25 and advised nothing but time will help this and would see me in thirty days. This is fine by me however the above statements have me concerned????
Had terrible whiplash and have always had tingling in the middle left of my back off and on since. (at least 15 years) I am on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span>, which know can cause <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>t<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>gl<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g</span> of hands and feet, but I do have it noted as a symptom when I was off the med for at least 6 months. I am due to have some Evoked potentials done and another MRI in July. At this point the MS specialist feels that the frontal lesion could be from migraines and the deep cerebellar peduncle one is possibly viral related.
Yes, at times I have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>t<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>gl<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g</span> in my hands and feet and I have some problems concentrating , and recalling the correct word but when I weight that against have 25 headaches amonth verses 5 its worth it. I did lose 17 lbs but I also became a vegetarain and exerise over an hour every day. I an a teacher so I have to function in the clssroom and learn new curriculum every year.
About 5 1/2 yrs ago I had a MRI done w/o contrast related to visual changes, tremors (especially fine motor tremors with my hands more on right side than left), ringing/buzzing in my ears, and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>t<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>gl<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g</span> in hand and feet. That MRI showed 4 small lesions to the basal ganglion. My PCP had the MRI reread by one of the top neurosurgeons in central georgia and he advised him to have me see a neorologist immediately that he was positive that this was early MS.
I was diagnosed July/06 with Chiari malformation I. I had been going to doctors with facial numbers, HAs, dizziness, ringing in ears, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>t<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>gl<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g</span>, fatigue ,unsteady gait, insomnia, diff swallowing, reflux for over 2 years before being diagnosed. I was intially diagnosed with migraines by a neurologist but continued to get worse. Another MRI was done and she referred me to a neurosurgeon who recommended occipital decopression surgery which was done sept/06.
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