Topamax panic attacks

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I had never been on any medicine for anything before and I had never had any problems with anxiety or depression. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span> started giving me <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>panic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>attacks</span> and major anxiety. My GP told me to get off of it immediately, but I had to wean down which was so hard. The withdrawal is just as bad as the med. I am now left a completely different person.
I have heard of others, though, who have had severe anxiety and even full blown <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>panic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>attacks</span> until they got off the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span> and then they were fine again. I would definitely consult with my doc again about it if I were you. It is a serious drug with very serious side effects.
Hello, I am new to this site. I was put on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span> to help control my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>panic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>attacks</span>. I had previously been on Bu Spar and experienced a 60-70 lb. weight gain *yikes* For a young woman (22) that's major. I have been taking topamax for one full week and have been advised to increase my dosage from one tablet at night to one twice a day. I am reluctant to increase my intake due to the side effects.
Once again back to adding the .25mg Zyprexa but now with 50mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span> to control appetite and weight gain. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>panic</span> attack symptoms relieved once again but still have weight gain/hunger and lethargy.
I get the speeding elevator. I also have a lot more <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>panic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>attacks</span> but without the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>panic</span>. I feel all speeding and the attack but my heart does not race. Don't know if that makes sence. Hang in there. The more your body gets used to the med the better it will be. Luckily my family is very understandable when I forget everything and stumble on my words. Although that was a problem before Topomax. Lol. It does help with the pressure headaches a bit but does not help my tremors.
I am a nurse I know what topamax is really for LOL just lowering it by the 25 at night for 3 days is helping Im super sensitive to all meds anyways but this med is BAD news and my nero told me 3 times it wasnt the problem im mad as hell I went from a normal person to one who is terrified of my own shadow, obessive compuslive,plagued by non stop <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>panic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>attacks</span>, tremors so bad i couldnt write, mood swings the list goes on and on....I have lost 40 pounds since the middle of july....
I have MS and I am on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span>. As soon as I started <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span>, (before my diagnosis) I constantly had tingling hands and feet. It is an annoying side effect of the medication, but my migraines are so bad that I figure I'll take tingling hands and feet over debilitating head pain. The medication also effects the taste of things for me, especially carbonated drinks. I am addicted to Coca-Cola and it made it taste sort of like metal. It's pretty awful. I also get EXTREMELY thirsty on it.
That's amazing, because once you get the full blast of this drug, the side effects are not cool, so with the weed smoking on top of it, you'll loose your mind... talk about <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>panic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>attacks</span>! Anyway, you will loose the weight quickly but I have to say you need to work with it, I didn't... :( unfortunately... but I've seen what it has done to my co workers they look fabulous! Good Luck!
After taking topamax and experiencing loss of gaps of time. The worst <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>panic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>attacks</span> and developing phobias. Monophobia agoraphobia. and later conversion disorder. I only took the pill for a month. Its now been over two years and I cant leave my house without klonopin. Or stay home alone while my husband is at work. It basically ruined my life. With help of medication and consoling I'm starting to regain my old habits and control the anxiety.
My dr. put me on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span>... for migranes, but also for weightloss... He says it will really kick in and start helping me shed weight once I get up to the 150-200mg mark. I am currently on 100mg's/day and will increase to 150mgs by the weeks end...then 200mg's by the following week... Anyone else use this drug and what are your experiances at the different dosage levels? I have no headaches at all which I love...
I have been prescribed Wellbutrin for depression and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span> as a mood stabilizer. The combination worked very well for me and the bonus was that I lost weight. However, I also lost hair. I was wondering if anyone else experienced the same problem.
A smell, tingling in my face twitching in my eye sometimes I thought I was having a stroke. I was told <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>panic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>attacks</span>... I once heard a doctor in the ER say she just wants drugs! God I just wanted to be home with my kids playing with them. Lights and ceiling fans trigger me. With the Topomax I can actually stand to have the ceiling fan going. Which will be nice since we live in Arizona. I am sorry to just vent. I don't really feel like there is anyone who I can do this with.
I had to get off, rather quickly, because I developed tremor, was suicidal (tried 2x), violently angry, depressed, etc. On <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span> for migraines and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>panic</span> disorder, 400mg/day for about 5 years. Been off 14 weeks: experiencing mood swings, anger "attacks", insomnia, tremor, hair loss, depression, hot flashes (didn't even have those during menopause!). Though these are decreasing, I'm still experiencing them.
The reason I ask all the questions is I am curious about the usage. I have GAD and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>panic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>attacks</span> but also tonic clonic seizures and mirages which is what it's intended for, however I have seen more and more neurologist using it to treat GAD and other panic type disorders.
I am 36(f)have suffered <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>panic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>attacks</span>(classic symptoms) depersonalization, tinging in extrmeaties, fight or flight response, hot flashes, fast heartbeat, unfocused, confusion, diarrha, since 14, I was finally diagnosed at 27& put on Prozac 60mg 3+ yrs & psch. threapy, then prozac burnout, moved onto Serzone/Klonopin combo, after 5 yrs burnout, this June went on Serzone/Lexapro 10mg combo & Xanax.25mg as needed. My Question- I have put off becoming pregnant long enough bec.
Long post! I subscribe to a gym in April 2009 and at the same time <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>panic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>attacks</span> start again. That’s when I start developing a cardiophobia. After 3 months of training at the gym, I just decided to stop going to the gym because the panic and fear of dying from a heart disease. panic never stop, even after I stop the gym. I started to experience panic while I had to drive my car, it was new for me.
For me it was not worth it. I was stupid, depressed and started having <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>panic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>attacks</span> on it. I would loose blocks of time. Huge blocks. I would get in the shower and when I got out look at the clock and realize I had been in there forever............was I just standing there? I would stare at the computer screen for long blocks of time and not realize it. It was scary.
The same thing happened to me during the active addiction in my home. I was so physically sick with migraines and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>panic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>attacks</span>. Are you going to alanon meetings, counseling, exercising, eating properly, sleeping? Taking care of you?
If I make a very gross estimate that there might be 2000 people in my city taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span> and I, personally have seen 2 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>attacks</span> in one year, then that would put the risk at about 1 in 1000. Please understand that I have no scientific evidence to base this rate on and that this is purely my very rough estimate from my experience only. So take it for what's it worth.
Sucks I think they think I am a hypocondriacte because I was once diagnosed w/ ANxiety from PTSD and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>panic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>attacks</span>,. this maybe so but I am not crazy, well maybe a lille because every night I fall to tears praying not to die from headaches or an anneurisum! Do you only take topamax at night and if so why? do you find you have better results taht way?
I am so sick of this <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>panic</span> disorder. My psychologist says I am a very severe case. Ok , now that we have established that , lets fix me. It's such a slow process. I am so down today because I was going to start topamax and it was supposed to help with my anxiety and weight loss. But it made me very sick today, and I have been stuck in this fog all day. It gets so depressing, and feels so lonely. I start my day treatment program next month so, I am hoping that it will be really helpful.
thank you who answered with your views on all these medications. my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>panic</span> disorder started last fall ----constant <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>panic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>attacks</span> continually?i had been on the wellbutrin but now the dr has me try the serequel and klonopin the panic is there but not as continual. i went the the er 5 times with excruciating rib and all over pain which precipitated the panic disorder. they thought it was my heart no, they stated your heart is ok i have fibromyalgia and sciatica plus the depression and now anxiety.
I have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>panic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>attacks</span>, depression, phobias. I also have headaches almost daily. Some are of them are migraines, they are debilitating. I have been on seroquel for sleep and depression. Also abilafy, and 4 ml Klonpin. I take vicadin for the pain of seroquel migrains. Doesn't help. I am now on Lamictal 50 mg, 4 mg of klopin in the morning and 1 mg during the day. 10 mg ambien. Since taking Lamictal the migraines have got worse. My nurse practitioner want me to take topamax and stop the Lamictal.
it was prescribed for my tremors and hasnt helped at all for my migraines. they might try something else for your migraines. they have me on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span> which is suppose to help with both of my symptoms.
Anyone on topamax experiencing suicidal thoughts or actions, increased depression, anxiety, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>panic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>attacks</span>, restlessness, insomnia, irritability, aggression or an extreme increase in activity after taking this drug should inform their doctor immediately. You need an alternative antiepileptic at the earliest to reduce the frequency of your seizure attacks.Antiepileptics are prescribed based on the type of seizures. Consult your neurologist. Take care and regards!
Few common side effects of this drug are mood or behavior changes, anxiety, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>panic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>attacks</span>, trouble sleeping etc.If these symptoms are severe or persistent you may need to consult your neurologist. He may suggest some medicine for relief in symptoms or an alternative medication. I hope it helps. Best wishes and regards!
I've had to take about 2 or 3 different medicines some I couldnt stand too much nausea or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>panic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>attacks</span> as soon as I took them. Good luck!
It will only prevent migraine headaches or reduce the number of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>attacks</span>. It will not treat a headache that has already begun. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topamax</span> may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide. I have taken both medications alone and in combination and have not had any problems with weight gain. I found however, that topamax was not very effective in treating my mood swings, whereas, Lamictal was an excellent mood stabilizer for me. I am currently taking 400 mg.
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