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1558393 tn?1299073631 Any way my great family doctor is slowly taking me off the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>keppra</span>. I go back in two weeks and he is going to try <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span>. Does anyone take this? If so does it work with your headaches? Do you have any side effects? Also has any of you been approved for disability for your Chiari? I did not want to quit my job if there was no hope.
Avatar m tn Has anyone who have been prescribed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span> for their seizures experienced any form of Hair Loss ?
327385 tn?1378364331 my question is my tumor was on my optic nerve and could that be a reason the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span> hurt my eye? <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span> was the best seizure med i have taken and i really wana try it again.. i will ask my nero about this but dnt have an app for a couple months and wanted your opinions about this.
Avatar n tn did you have problems with hair loss and hair breakage while on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span>?? I have been experiencing tons of both so I stopped taking my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span>. But, I now am gaining weight so I would like to start taking it again..But, I am weary of the hair breakage and hair loss..
1336659 tn?1275893725 Hi All. My 17 year old son has been on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>keppra</span> (1000mg twice daily) for 2 years and topamax (50mg twice daily) for 18 months. He has been seizure free for 18 months. The last couple of months he's been feeling very depressed, confused, anxious, coordination problems, concentration, And a couple of times a day he feels as he used to feel after he had a seizure. He's also lost about 65lbs (30kg) in the last 18 months. Has anyone else had issues like this while on these meds?
Avatar m tn How effective is the drug <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span> in which to treat Fibromyalgia. I am aware it is a drug to treat Epilepsy! Epilepsy is caused by over active shocks of Electricity in the Brain cells! Fibromyalgia is caused by over active nerves throughout the body!
Avatar f tn I read something on rxlist about moodswings and irritibility related to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>keppra</span>. It's believed that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>keppra</span> makes your brain &quot;dump&quot; Vitamin B6 at times which lowers dopamine or seratonin levels and makes you feel horrible. Does your daughter take vitamins? I'd try some Vitamin B6 if her multivitamin doesn't contain it. I started taking Trader Joe's High Potency vitamins and feel much, much better since starting. Good luck.
Avatar f tn There are always different drugs than <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span>. Ask your Neurologist for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>keppra</span>; perhaps that will be better suited for you. If you take keppra, take Calcium. Good luck and God bless!
Avatar n tn I just started taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span> last week for epilepsy. I was taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>keppra</span> but my seizures were uncontrolled. I am up to 100 mg of topamax a day. So far I have the foggy head and pins and needles in my hands and feet. So far no weight loss. I am hoping that will be one of my side effects, I could stand to lose a few pounds.
479255 tn?1208119748 I have been on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>keppra</span> for a few years now with a mixture of Epilim, Lamictal and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span>. I have generalised epilepsy and I &quot;quote&quot; from my neurologist &quot;I am an odd and difficult case&quot;. Lovely hey. Anyway, I am on 1000mg of keppra a day and I have found that since going on them I have been more irritable towards people and I get upset a lot easier. I have found myself to be more lethargic and sometimes a bit forgetful with the easiest of things.
Avatar f tn I just started <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span>. I'm on 25mg/day and will increase by 25mg/week until I reach 100mg. I heard the weightloss effect depends on the dose. So, what dose did everyone here have their success? And what type of diet/eating plan and exercise plan did you do to help it along? I'm desperate to lose 40 lbs (half of which I gained on Zoloft-no longer taking). PLEASE respond if you had any weightloss on this drug, I'm very curious. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!
Avatar f tn I have epilepsy &amp; I was originally on carbamazepine &amp; lamotrigine for about 12yrs with no side effects except weight gain, after 8yrs fit free I had a seizure. My Neuro changed me onto topamax &amp; Lamotrigine...it was fab at first, no seizures, lost about 30lb in 2 months, then I had several side effects with the topamax: my speech on some occasions made me sound drunk especially each time it was increased, I also had pins &amp; needles in my hand &amp; feet.
Avatar n tn Anyway I am rambling. To get to point here, I started taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span> about 10 days ago (obviously to avoid the headaches) I have tapered up to 100 mg/QD. I only take it night. It seems to be working, I have only had one headache, to speak of, so far and it was pretty mild in comparison. I mean I've had a few minor tension headaches, but nothing that really even warrants whining about. I even seem to be a little more optimistic than usual about the general state of...
Avatar n tn So my new neurologist has placed me back on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span> and I have a question, after being so long off of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span> has anyone expeirenced the same side effects all over again. I am only up to about 125 a day. I have not lost that much weight at all, but I am starting to expierence the loss of appetite. I did gain a lot of weight after being off of it, and I could not loose it for the life of me. I have probably only lossed about 4 lbs, however, i am having terrible indigestion.
278469 tn?1219249551 30 to make appt at Shands. Raised her <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>keppra</span>, lowered her <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span>. Scheduling a 3-5 day Telemetry like Tallahassee Memorial.
Avatar m tn I want to start with the drug that I have the best chance of maintaining my intellect, fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and personalty.
Avatar f tn i'm on 25mg of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span>, 1000mg of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>keppra</span>, 75mg of zoloft, and 50mg of trazadone. i was feeling fine except alot of bad headaches and a few seizures. on wednesday of last week the dr added the topamax. it will be going up to 50mg on wednesday of this week. since the topamax has been added i feel like a dizzy, tired zambie. i would like to know if this will go away in time or will it get worse as it increases to 75mg?
Avatar m tn its been 8 months since my mothers TBI- she had a seizure yesterday-she has been off <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>keppra</span> for 1 1/2 months-the side effects of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>keppra</span> are aweful-they ask her questions and wonder why she is out of it and doesn't know her last name-(after they gave her keppra in the hospital) what can she take that is less evasive to her health and recovery??
Avatar n tn However, if a patient requires treatment for different conditions in addition to antiepileptic drugs, relatively safe medications to consider for partial/focal (non-generalized) epilepsy include <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>keppra</span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span>, Neurontin (not as effective as an antiepileptic) and Zarontin. topamax may have dual properties as it has been used for a number of psyche disorders (although many are off label) and is an effective seizure med.
Avatar n tn Initially put on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span>, then added <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>keppra</span>. After removal of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span> due to cognitive impairment in late August, began having chronic goosebumps. Feel lurch or rise in midsection/stomach and then the goosebumps break out on arms, occasionally on upper legs/torso but primarily on arms. When they break out I am not cold, just have the unpleasant gooseflesh. I have not mentioned the goosebumps to the Dr as I am not sure if they mean anything.
Avatar m tn Right now I am actually on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>keppra</span> and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span> and they have both kept me seizure free for over 3+ years and I have no side effects. My memory isn't that great but I'm not sure I can blame the drugs. The two of those as a combo, for me, are wonderful!
Avatar m tn I'm on the topamax, had bad acne as well in HS...no acne with the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span>. And a good side effect with the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span> is that I have lost weight. But no acne side effects with the topamax. been on it for a few yrs now.
Avatar f tn Hello everyone, I am 20 and was diagnosed with epilepsy when I was 18 and was put on Depakote then taken off due to weight gain and put on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span>, which is what I'm currently taking. Just recently I had a new diagnosis of Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy and was put on Folic Acid and keppra. So now I'm taking three medications.
471949 tn?1236907626 My 15 yr old son had a closed head injury and developed epilepsy. We have been thru several meds; tegretol, depakote,carbitrol, and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span>, and finally <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>keppra</span>. He too has nocturnal seizures arising from his frontal lobe. These meds come with terrible side effects, good luck finding the right one for your son. I know that on topamax my son had issues with memory and concentration, he couldn't even spell &quot;if&quot; when he was 12 ! I knew that something was wrong!
327385 tn?1378364331 i was wanting any ideas on if the tumor was the reason the topmax was puttin pressure in my eyes.. i really want to try the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span> again.. i have asked my migraine spealist and she didnt know.. i dont see my neuro for a couple months and will ask about this..
559697 tn?1243289985 She has taken Phenobarbital- had her as a Zombie <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>keppra</span>- stopped her seizure right then and there. Thank God for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>keppra</span>. But then she started having more auras with out the seizures. So the Doc, stopped the keppra added Trileptal - stopped that after a week because of no change. Started Banzel. Auras got worse but wanted to keep her on Banzel but to add topamax and then stop topamax and start Vimpat. None of that mess has helped my Baby. Now she is vomiting daily. ( for 7 days now.
Avatar n tn (He was still taking 1 dilantin and weaned off that dilantin just before going on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>keppra</span>) I had him wean off the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span> really slow, much slower than the neurologist wanted at first but neuro. gave us his ok to wean off slow. He also weaned on keppra at a slow dosage. The keppra worked ok and then he had a few other seizures, one he actually ended up w/ a compression fracture in his back. Luckily again he was sleeping. We were told this could happen just by the muscles, etc.