Topamax and libido

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Topamax is for migraines
well, hope all is well for everyone on both posted pages for topamax. i post comments on both pages. I am just gonna be lazy and copy and paste this posting onto both pages. (lol) take care everyone! Later, Dawn.
Trial using this drug for weight loss had to be discontinued due to side effects which could become serious such as dizziness, ataxia, vomiting, diarrhea, mood disorders, memory loss, difficulty in concentrating, anemia, dyspnea, loss of libido, and bladder problems. Personally, I would not recommend you to use these pills. You can learn exercises which you can do even with your back problem.
Have you tried a drug like topamax, you take them everyday to prevent a migraine? I also get depressed and confused after a headache, my vision get messed up, and I fall down or other weird things happen for about a week after. Topamax has lessened the amount of headaches I get. Have been on it for years now. Had a few side effects at first but they went away within 6 weeks. I also have to take my dose morning and night not all at once.
I gained about 20 pounds on it. Topamax helped me a little more and no weight gain, so I was glad about that. Everyone is different hopefully it will work for you.
No mention of female inability to orgasm, no mention of male ejaculatory failure, no mention of sexual anhedonia or sexual anesthesia in both men and women and no mention of loss of libido or sex drive in both men and women. All the consumer of modern antidepressants is being told is that there maybe some poor sexual performance. This is meaningless, unfair and disingenuous. But unfortunately, it gets much worse.
Hi sunflower200, I am so sorry that you were frustrated and would not get an answer from your physician regarding topamax and hair loss. Topamax was reported to associate with alopecia about 2% of the time. I would recommend to discontinue topamax. However, before you do so, please go to your neurologist/epileptologist and ask for an alternative seizure medication. For further treatment of medication induced alopecia, please consult a dermatologist.
Oh ya, sex is great again! My Dr. did say a benefit was weight loss and a higher libido. I said it was a no brainer. However, I got weight gain, not loss, plus a sensitive stomach. Which is why the weight gain is weird, given I am having difficulty keeping food down sometimes. No not pregnant! Just my luck, I'd get the weight gain! I'm giving this a few more weeks, then I'm going back to au naturel and probably hot sweats until I can find a holistic alternative.
friend when he explained to me the dose-dependent effects of the SSRI and SNRI effects. No wonder I have no get-up-and-go. At 75 mg I am mostly gettin serontonin effects. No libido, not caring much about my appearance, and weight gain. I swore when I lost the 70 lbs that I would never gain it again, but thanks to Effexor I've been prven wrong. I am weaning myself off and have started Wellbutrin XL up to 300mg now. I agree with the withdrawal symptoms.
The dizziness resembled being carsick, with lightheadedness and occasional moments of nausea and feeling faint (but I never passed out). I had a CAT scan and blood work twice, and so far no diagnosis for the dizziness/fatigue. It got better for a few weeks but last week I began to have dizzy spells again, this time accompanied by maxillary sinus pressure. I had just switched allergy medications, from Nasonex to generic Flonase, right at the time my symptoms returned.
I have talked to the neurosurgeon who did the surgery and he shrugged his shoulders and said I have no idea and sent me back to my neurologist. He gave me a series of injections in both shoulders and the pain stopped for a couple days but then came right back. Then we tried message therapy, it helps but only for a short period. And I have tried changing my pillows on my bed and sleeping in different positions and nothing seems to help for long term. What can I do?
Trial using this drug for weight loss had to be discontinued due to side effects which could become serious such as dizziness, ataxia, vomiting, diarrhea, mood disorders, memory loss, difficulty in concentrating, anemia, dyspnea, loss of libido, and bladder problems. You seem to be having a lot of side effects of Topamax. Please discuss with your doctor regarding reducing the dose and adding alternative medication. Take care!
Topamax has not taken away my migrains that I have had now for 10 yrs now, but it is the only medication that has atleast eased my pain some. Good luck.
She's experienced a decreased libido and it actually physically pains her when we do have sex. It's been two weeks now since she's come off of birth control since we both read that sexual dysfunction can be caused from being on birth control. We had a very healthy sexual lifestyle for the first several years. We've also switched to a natural type condom (to help with her pain), but that doesn't help much.
The seizure activity now is controled with Topamax. My question is and I'm sorry if this sounds terribly insentive, the Merck Manual hits it on the nose. My wife is humorless and has no libido what so ever. My wife hasn't kissed me in over 10 years. When I go to kiss her, she turns her head forcing me to kiss her cheek. There are times when trying to give her back rub or just reach out to touch her or hug her, she pushes me away. Sex is there, but there is no emotion involved.
Then I was allergic to the sulfa in Diamox and was put on Topamax for this. I think I sprung a leak a few months back but now it is affecting my ears, if such a thing can happen. Also had another bout of meningitis a few months ago, oh joy. I have been working on referral to a new neuro who just started practice on the island, as I am afraid to get on a plane!
I have consulted a neuro specialist and he told me this and he gave me some prescriptions.He gave me Betacap-TR40(propanalol) and zicam 0.5(Clonazepam).He told me to take for 3 months and now i got used and dependent to this tablets.Now im taking this tablets for nearly 10 months.I didnt get time to go and consult him.So i seek ur advice doctor.Please do help me doctor.I have some questions to get it clear.
I have been on SSRI's for so long that I forgot how bad my libido really was! I am also taking Topamax to help with mood stabilization (since the Wellbutrin didn't seem to be enough for me). I've only been on topamax for three days, but already I can tell it's helping me stay out of the kitchen, ha ha! I have no desire to snack at all. It's great. I always felt the urge to eat constantly with Lexapro...
Great for losing weight due to anxiety and nausea it caused in me and for increasing libido but not much else. I just hate the fact that I would have to be made better by taking a pill. I know that's dumb to think that way but I'm tired of shoving pills down my throat. Argh! It's like here, take a pill, side effects from that pill, ok add this pill, side effects from that pill, here's another and then you're taking pill after pill to control each set of side effects.
If any of us dares to say that she may be overmedicated - she gets angry and defensive. She said the Adderall has killed her appetite and her libido but because she likes how it makes her feel and how much she is able to accomplish - she will live with those side effects. She has lost weight in the 2 months that she has been taking Adderall. She is 5'3" and has gone from 125 lbs to 119 lbs.
So glad you are choosing to join us. This is the place to be if you want off Tramadol. Lots of love, information and empathy here!
I have been taking both Wellbutrin SR, 450mg/daily, and Topamax, 200mg/bid for a year and 9 months now, and the combination is great! The Topamax is an anti-seizure drug, works for migraines (which I only had as a teenager) causes weight loss and is a mood stabilizer. It also intensifies the effects of many other meds. I have lost over 140 lbs, and just recently began to lose a little more. I started out at 300 lbs, and this mornings weighed 166.8.
It's going to be ok.
I needed help with a still nagging undertow of depression even though I was on 225 mg of Effexor and 225 mg of Wellbutrin plus 150mg Topamax for migraine! She decided to put me on Pristiq, an AD like Effexor. "You take this only once a day, 50 mg.". So I did, along with the other meds. I have Fibromyalgia, and take a hydrocodone med and a muscle relaxant to help with the widespread pain of that. HERE IS WHERE THE NIGHTMARE BEGINS. The Dr.
I get goosebump sensations in my right thigh, and to sort of try to get him thinking 'Evoked Potentials' I called his nurse, and reported, that since I decreased the Topamax, the goosebumps and my nystagmus has gotten worse. His nurse called me and said these goosebumps are called 'paresthesias.' These can be common when decreasing Topamax. Nothing about the nystagmus. I really think paresthesias are common when INCREASING Topamax. I could be wrong. It backfired on me.
pseudo tumor cerebri I've got this too. Allen1076 I take a med called topamax to address the elevated pressure and so far it seems to be doing the job just fine. I also have the headaches similar to yours. In pain management for that. Another med commonly used is Diamox. I had too many side effects from it. Just make sure that they check all of your pit hormones. My prolactin levels are a little bit elevated. Selma, what do you know about the connection with the elevated pressure and that?
I had a brain MRI in April 06, w/ and w/o contrast, c-spine in Sept 06, and lumbar in October 06. Everything is normal, except for the bulging disk. I have been taking Topomax for 3 months now, and it has helped alot with the migraines, but not the weird feelings. I went to a new neuro on Dec 22, she is the one who sent me for the bloodwork. She was asking me what other bloodwork that I had done before, I told her, she wanted to do some different ones.
, you take the heart drug and it affects your libido, so they give you Viagra. But Viagra upsets your stomach and they give you Nexium. But Nexium makes you gain weight and your blood pressure climbs and they start in on the Cartia, but all of this stuff causes depression and lethargy, so they start you in the psychotropic meds. WHO DO THESE PEOPLE THINK THEY ARE, GIVING US A DOZEN MEDICATIONS??? They certainly aren't healing anybody.
I feel VERY anxious, worrying about crazy stuff-like I'm going to die, have gained a few pounds, breasts/nipples very tender, feel bloated and gassy, my libido is almost zilch (this is a huge change for us), I feel tired and achy all the time, and lastly my lips are staying dry and chapped. I know these sound really strange but the only thing I can relate it to is Seasonique. I have always been very healthy and active but now I just don't feel like doing anything.
In my opinion, antidepressants can wreck havoc with libido and opiates simply step in and replace it. When we regain that feeling that we "want to look attractive" and somewhat's wonderful! During my bouts with narcotic and alcohol addiction, I didn't care enough about myself to even be someone that you'ld want to talk to. Bad hair, bad breath, bad clothes, bad attitude and so on.