Topamax and urinary problems

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I was on Topamax for about 3 years for sever migraines and saw nothing different with my thyroid problems. I researched Topamax and here are all of the possible side effects (doesn't look like your hair loss or thyroid problems can be attributed to Topamax): Autonomic Nervous System Disorders: Infrequent: vasodilation. Body as a Whole: Frequent: syncope. Infrequent: abdomen enlarged. Rare: alcohol intolerance.
They lead you to believe that side affect are rare BUT - my Opthamologist has seen many people who have had problems with Topamax and he feels that it should be a requirement that anyone who goes on this drug should have the pressure in their eyes monitored for the first few weeks of treatment. Best of luck !!!
I'm on Topamax. I hope this isn't something that I have to look forward too.
I went to my neurologist 3 times about these problems. He told me he had never heard of this and he did not think it was the Topamax. He did try 2 different muscle relaxers and they did not work. I did research and the symptoms I had were identical to Secondary Drug-Induced Dystonia. In the prescribing info for Topamax, Dystonia was listed as a rare side effect. I finally convinced my neurologist that my problems were coming from the Topamax and he tapered me off and changed my medicine.
I have no pain or discharge in that eye......I have noticed no halos or any problems with my vision before or after the blurry vision starts. I recently got DX'd with bursitis in my R hip and my R heel has been tingling & going numb. This too comes on suddenly and only lasts for a few minutes......It seems to me that something is going on with the R side of my body!!!
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.
i recently went to my gyno and felt very rushed through like he didn't thoroughly check me or my problems. i had a partial hysterectomy 17 years ago and about 15 years ago i started complaining of a little bladder leakage. 2 years ago it got more so and began bothering me the most especially during sex, walking, coughing, sneezing, etc.
Skin in vulva / vagina looks very good, clean and healthy. Discharge is normal, natural and healthy. Doctors cannot see any problems nor abnormalities. Hormones all within normal range. But again, the very first time I felt this burning sensation was at the very moment the doctor did my very first pap smear and I continued to burn for days afterward. This is many years later now and I still encounter that burning problem on and off. So, this is just a thought.
Hello, Topamax has plenty of side effects on genitourinary system and can cause cystitis, dysuria or painful urination, increased urinary frequency and urinary tract infection. Hence get the medication changed and see if the symptoms decrease. If they persist or worsen then get it evaluated from a urologist and get overflow incontinence ruled out.
I am sorry to hear about your medical problems. Liver and pancreas problems cannot be detected by ultrasound only. For this you also need liver function tests, tests for hepatitis, serum amylase and lipase. Another possibility is Crohn’s disease, which is a difficult entity to diagnose. An elevated ESR does confirm inflammation in the body. Low protein, minerals and iron in blood are the other findings in Crohn’s which may or may not be present.
for my age. Fatigue and urinary problems were noted in the first few years but have improved with time and/or medication. My neurologist does not want to diagnose MS but cannot account for why the vision evoked potential tests over a five year period were both abnormal. ANy thoughts?
I am the mental health expert who answers questions on the mental health forum, and so many of them are about the effects and side effects of medications for mood and anxiety. If those members had been using the mood tracker they would be able to see how their moods changed in response to the medications and separate that out from how their moods changed in response to the daily events at work or home. That’s a very important distinction that most people don’t make, or find it hard to make.
Dear Doc, I am almost 19 years old, and have recently started experiencing urinary problems. I became sexually active with a new partner this past July. In November, I began experiencing the symptoms of a urinary tract infection. Burning while urinating, cloudy urine, feeling the urge to go, but only needing to urinate a very small amount. I went and saw my doctor and we ran a urine test and it came back clear. She told me if it kept bothering me to come back.
Suboxone is suppose to smooth you out, and says to stay away from sleeping meds and certain antidepressants. And than throw in Topamax for mirraines and is used for seizures as well. It seems like they would give the Sub a chance and deal with the other issues if they develope. Not to scare you tulipsd but in early withdrawal it's hard to tell whats real pain or not when coming off opiates.
An arrogant and dismissive neurologist had misread my MRI, erroneously told me I was too old to have MS, indicated that he thought I was malingering or faking my problems and failed to do the proper work up for someone with weakness and spasticity. His treatment of me was humiliating and further destroyed my almost non-existent self-esteem. I set out to help people who have been put into this position.
Im sure the anxiety over quitting dipping didn't help the situation. Did u read that about the sedatives and topamax. Not being a mommy, just want to make sure you saw it - be careful, those side effects would scare anyone. Is it even helping the nerve pain (now that you feel a little better and can tell) If not, I think I'd trade that one in. Let us know how things are going for you tomorrow. We will be worried!! Not even going to touch the other..............
I have also been taking stone disolving meds, homeopathic teas for the kidney and urinary system. I meditate daily. The pain is effecting so many areas of my life (daily work load, new relationship, my mood and emotional state, ect.). I want to deal with the pain in a sane way, with respect to my history, but feel I may be at my limit. Is my desire to be pain free or to use stronger tools (opiates) to cope until the situation is resolved really unrealistic?
I finally convinced my neurologist that my problems were coming from the Topamax and he tapered me off and changed my medicine. As I took less Topamax my symptoms decreased and about 1 1/2 weeks after being completely off of it all symtoms were gone. This was not a pleasant experience and I have recently found several websites like this where other people on Topamax have had muscle twitches especially in the face. I felt better that I had not been alone.
All the issues I was having were from this drug - not just the weight gain, but the urinary frequency, the fatigue, the digestive problems, the allergy-like symptoms, all of it. Needless to say, I called my doctor and told him I was stopping the Effexor. It took over a month to taper-off of the drug and most of the side effects are gone, but I have still been unable to lose any of the weight. It is so frustrating.
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.
Psych: Effexor XR, Topamax, Lexapro, Seroquel, Trazadone, Xanax (prn) Other: Aciphex (GERD), Detrol (Urinary issue), Evoxac (Sjogrens), Levoxyl (Thyroid), Oxycotin (pain), Plaquenil (Lupus), Provigil (alterness), Vicodin PRN (pain), 3 tropical ointments, 8 OTC vitamins/minerals 12 Rx daily (over 20 actual pills, some as many as 4x/day) 3 topicals 2 PRNs 8 OTCs Do I win? I never win anything, so, maybe in my loss of health, I can win in the number of meds I take!
“only need anticoagulant if having surgery in the future” 2009-2010- worsening headaches, partial loss of vision in right eye for approximately 3-4 hours, eye exam normal(“it’s migraine-related”), weakness on right side, paresthesias, occasional brief episodes of word finding difficulty and expressive aphasia, some short term memory loss, paresthesias left arm, mixed urinary incontinence, urethral sphincter weakness Sept 2010- lung nodule in lingual which was monitored had TB test and Flu shot
These are often prescribed for runners, sports injuries to joints, and those suffering from arthritis. Syva labs has recently reworked its Cannabinoid test and claims to have eliminated this problem. But a Science magazine article (July 8, 1988) lists Ibuprofen as cross reactive. Under the new government guidelines THC testing levels will be reduced to 50 nanograms. Many more THC false positives can be expected in 1994. Dristan Nasal Spray, Neosynephren, Vicks Nasal Spray, Sudafed, etc.
He asked me if I had ever been on Topamax for headaches. I said I had and it did not work and it made me lose bladder control. He said that is not possible. I said well every day I was on it I wet myself and when I went off it I no longer wet myself. He said that is not a side effect. I said that is what happened to me. An hour later the MS Specialist came in. We had a ten minute rushed appointment. I never got to ask any questions such as what about Ampyra.
“only need anticoagulant if having surgery in the future” 2009-2010- worsening headaches, partial loss of vision in right eye for approximately 3-4 hours, eye exam normal(“it’s migraine-related”), weakness on right side, paresthesias, occasional brief episodes of word finding difficulty and expressive aphasia, some short term memory loss, paresthesias left arm, mixed urinary incontinence, urethral sphincter weakness Sept 2010- lung nodule in lingual which was monitored had TB test and Flu shot
I have significant leg weakness, tingling(generalized) and pain in back between shoulder blades and sacral area and scalp. I appreciate any comments you have as I am scared.
I have siezure disorder and they kicked up and went out of control (partial complex). I developed atypical migranes and ended up with much worse aphasia. While moving out of my temoporary home into the house I had bought I noticed a sore toe I had been nurseing and had been taking a antibiotic for was turning black. I had a friend take me to a emergency room in a larger city a hour away where my specialist are located. I figured i would be staying. They kept me.
These headaches can also be associated with disorientation (confusional migraines), blurred vision, garbled speech and memory problems (although these symptoms are much less common). Preventative medications for migraine include elavil, topamax, nadolol, verapamil, tizanidine to name a few. I hope this has been helpful.
Constant head pressure at base of skull 24/7 with no relief from otc pain relievers or migraine meds (Topamax and Maxalt increased pain 20 x's worse than normal) 2. Nausea -almost always, relieved with Levsin 3. Burning pain in head and right side of face occassionally, when in face generally has a rash on face 4. Numbness/tingling on right side of face, and other areas of body 5. Orthostatic Hypotension- shown with Heads Up Tilt Table test, controlled with diet 6.
He scheduled a MRI at my request, but would not do it with contrast. The MRI came back normal and he prescribed Topamax for my headaches. This didn't help and actually caused severe tingling in my feet, which is a side effect of the medication. About a month after I last saw the neuro, my symptoms cleared up on their own. Recently, I had a couple of weeks where I had sharp headaches behind my right eye. Along with the pain, my vision went blurry and it hurt to move my eye around.
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