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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...
Good morning everyone. I am into my 3rd week of topamax and I am still having bad headaches. My nuero started me at 1 every night for the first week, then 2 every night for the 2nd week, then 3 every night for the 3rd week he was hoping that would get everything under control and we could wing me off of it so I wouldnt be dependent because he says i suffer from tension migraines and just regular headache migraines. WELL ITS NOT WORKING!! my head still hurts!!! how long does it take to work?
Topamax 100mg 2x day I take mine at 9am and 9pm. Ativan as needed 5MG(15,000Mcg) Biotin to ward off hair loss, has worked after figuring out the dose I need to keep it from falling out in large amounts. 2 Tablets Super B Complex to ward off hair loss, has worked in conjunction with the Biotin. 1 Chromium 1,000 mcg per day to help boost weight loss. Some word loss/searching for the right vocab word, sometimes replace it with a lesser choice.
DnnTrry- I switched from Lyrica to Topamax completely mostly because of the weight gain and cost. Lyrica and Topamax are both anti-seizure meds and do not have any major interactions, but I understand your apprehension. Also, side effects from Topamax are most crippling usually when you increase too fast. I hope your doctor didn't place you on 50mg right off the bat??? That dosage is sure to give you some discomfort.
It was just after that when I started feeling so awful. I read some articles about an 18 year old who was put on Topamax and his TSH went down to .01 (mine is .002!) In the article his doctors took him off the Topamax and put him on Tapazole. In two months his thyroid returned to normal. Has anyone heard about this?
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!
Started Topamax yesterday evening, November 19th 2010, 25mg for migraine prevention and Bipolar symptoms. Will increase dose every week by 25mg until week 4 (100mg) when I go back to Dr. for med check. Had a little spaciness since then, not bad. No change really in appetite yet. Funny taste in mouth, even after brushing my teeth and tongue a few times. Had some sharp cramping that felt like diarrhea but could have been due to the large amount of coffee I drank this morning, not sure.
He did say that he wants me to keep in my head that surgery is NOT out of the picture and that it's looming ever closer. We're trying Topamax, low dose for 14 days and then I'll increase it on the 15th day by taking two pills instead of one. He gave me Lidoderm patches and told me that I have to wear them for 12 straight hours. He also told me that he wants my tens unit on when I'm exercising and to wear it home after treatments.
There is hope so hold on and take that topamax. Helps head aches, some nerve pain and great side affects....
since then I have formed a weird crease above my lip only when I smile and I am experiencing really bad leg and feet cramps . my nuero told me it is probably a side affect of the topamax. and me sot being able to absorb sodium or magnisum. these things that are happening to my body are so not worth it. this crease above my lip is so embaressing I feel like every body is always looking at it when I smile/ I also know this drug has ruined my teeth.
So far I have numb teeth, tremors when I lay down in my chest area, slow thinking and speaking, I totally space out sometimes and forget what i was doing,act loopy, say strange things, nervousness comes and goes, tingling throughout my body, sore and swollen sweat glands under my arm pits, stomach pains occasionally, decreased appetite. Now what worries me about increases the dosage is that I have been reading that ppl are losing their hair and teeth on this.
The Neuro Docs just don't want to look at that aspect because it' more dental (jaw and teeth) then brain and they're only solution is meds! Hope you find relief.
I am taking 200mg of Topamax. October - I decide to stop taking the topamax and Celaxa. I have another big episode at work. I have several episdoes at home to. November - I am off the Topamax and Celexa. The episodes are happening less but still happening. Mostly I am having the head turning, but at at bedtime I have the stomach jerks, my hips move to the rigfht. December - I go to see the Navy neuro again. He says my EEG had an anomoly during the photo testing.
During this time I did experience asymmetrical jerking of my arms and legs, and I had really bad clenching of teeth and experienced a crushing migraine. This migraine intensified through-out the night and in the morning it was also very bad. I’ve had several shorter ones similar to this since then. I’ve also had a few where, all of a sudden I’ve missed a minute or two in time, and don’t remember what just happened.
My combo of effexor and topamax have changed my life. The only side effects have come from the topamax. Eye pain and weight loss. I am only twenty three though so long term use is a real issue for me. But if i have to choose between life with medication and side effects or life without medication, I would not think twice to take medicine because without i have no life. You have to weigh the risks.
but now i feel a lot better. for the nerve pain i am on neurontin and topamax, which also helps the migrains. lyrica is great but it made me too fat and it's really expensive.
)(I do know he had looked in my mouth too and I have these spots in there also and I have been bruising easier and my gums have been bleeding and these spots have been showing up when I brush my teeth also on the inside of my lips). He told me that if this persists or gets worse to come back in, but then he called and said if it shows up anywhere else, like my arms or upper thighs to go back in so they can biopsy it so we will know for sure what it is; He doesn't want to do a biopsy on my neck.
The other day I had a lot of pain/pressure especially behind the eyes. Maybe the cold weather. Hopefully the Topamax and antibiotic will kick in. Are you taking painkillers/Triptans?
Personally I have kind of dropped off of it because I feel it makes me MORE groggy and withdrawn than helping. But then I am disgusted with feeling so tired and down and in pain BUT I'm not depressed about it at all. It's a nuisance but expected and I try to look at it that way. I hope you find the answers that you need. when I was new I posted questions so fast and furiously it was beyond words. You've come to the right place. Nobody ever seems to mind and they are just SO helpful!
I continue to suffer the symptoms and have nothing to do but live through them. You are young and I pray that you find an answer to your problem early! If you do, please let the rest of us know. If you read the archives on this site, you will see that many are suffering with these same symptoms. However, Miniere's Disease supposively only strikes 1 out of 2000 people. Your stabbing headaches at the back of your head sound more migraine related to me.
Today my nerves are seriously f***king with me. I have tried benadryl and not much luck. I have no access to benzo's and don't really want any more junk in my system. Pot, being the exception for now, since I believe It has kept me sane. I started it all by trying my first Oxy 20 in Mexico, while on vacation (easy to get down there). That was it for me, I was in love with a new woman named "Opiate". Then after that I had my wisdom teeth pulled.
For years I have had pain in my temple, on the right side of my brain. I was diagnosed with "migranes", although no formal tests were done. I've since moved and am not under any treatment for the migranes. Whenever I experience the pain I dull it with OTC meds such as advil, tylenol etc. It doesn't go away completely but it helps. Here's the thing...last night I woke up because the same part of my head felt cold. I've never experienced anything like it.
all my blood sugar tests have come up normal), my psychiatric issues (I have Aspberger's Syndrome), my weight and all the meds I take (Abilify, Topamax, Lexapro, Metformin and Simvastatin). What really surprised me is that he had his mind made up before he even examined me! The examination consisted of mostly reflex tests of the arms and legs, and two or three short neurological examinations that one of my previous PCPs had performed on me. He never palpated my head or neck.
I also suffer from from chrons and migraine's and take topamax and asacol and robinul and reglan. My doctor started me on clonazepam for 3 weeks to give my liver a rest form the lortab, but I already have been getting some side effects that scare me like moody ness, feely depressed and not feeling right. My pain is getting worse since I stopped taking the lortab ( which I only took 1 tablet(s) 3 times a day.
First of all, awesome losing 50 lbs and sticking to the diet etc afterwards! I'm on Lamotrogine for BP and Topamax for migraines. I've been on Topamax for about 5 months. At first I immediately lost 10 lbs, and felt very sluggish. It works well for my tension headaches, and the type of migraine I get, and any side effect I had has gone away. I take mine at night as my neurologist prescribed to help reduce side effects. I don't know if that really works, I just listen to what my doctors say!
If someone posted on the dental forum that their teeth hurt when they ate ice cubes, I'd advise them to stop chewing ice, and to go to the dentist to be checked out if pain persisted.If your feet hrt in 9 inch heels, then it might be a good idea to see how they feel in slippers.
I’ve had a CT scan of my neck, MRIs (of my cervical and thoracic spine, shoulder, brachial plexus, and brain), EEG, EMG, blood work, 3 nerve blocks, a scalene block, physical therapy, massage therapy, tried a chiropractor, I even had surgery to rule out thoracic outlet syndrome. In December, they removed my first rib, 2 parts of my scalene, part of my pectoral, split a tendon under my arm, removed lots of scar tissue, and cleaned up my nerves.
I too have had troubles with my sinuses for some years now, To the point had teeth pulled that were in pain and thought the tooth was bad, turns out the sinus above the tooth was causeing the trouble. But the thing that haves me wondering is, I stop useing my cell phone a few week ago and now I'm starting to feel better and my sinus are runing and clearing up. Do you think that haveing a cell phone up next to you head could cause troubles in your sinus and other things in your head?
I ended up seeing an ENT who told me I grind my teeth at night and this was the cause of all of my troubles. I found that hard to believe. After the ENT I went to see an allergist in February. He found that I was slightly allergic to dust mites so I followed all of the steps to prevent the mites from bothering me. Also, the allergist diagnosed me with migranes which I have been dealing with for a few years.
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