Topamax withdrawal side effects

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Does anyone know how long topamax withdrawal side effects last? I had to get off, rather quickly, because I developed tremor, was suicidal (tried 2x), violently angry, depressed, etc. On topamax for migraines and panic 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.
Drowsiness, forgetfulness, sometimes your emotions are dulled, you forget what you were saying all the time. These are just some of the initial side effects. If you stay on the drug, the side effects go away after a couple of weeks, but you have to really want to be migraine free ( or in your case, lose weight). All this and I am only on 50mg because I could not tolerate any more.
My wife tried topamax for headaches, she could not tolerate it. She felt as if she was dazed. She felt like for lack of a better way to say it, like a ghost...like everything was passing her by and she wasn't really present. She stopped it because she could not function on it.
Does anyone know how long topamax withdrawal side effects last? I had to get off, rather quickly, because I developed tremor, was suicidal (tried 2x), violently angry, depressed, etc. On topamax for migraines and panic 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.
i recently went off topamax , have been off for 7 days. I now have very sore muscles in my legs to the point i cant hardly move, is this from withdrawal?
All of the symptoms you describe are consistent with the use of Tegretol especially in the early stages. As your body becomes acustomed to it, these side effects should dissipate.
Hello cat9841 Topiramate (brand name Topamax) is an anticonvulsant drug.
So, I am not a doctor, but one of the side effects I am reading about from Topamax is an increased ammonia level in the blood. Then I read that heightened ammonia in blood can lead to kidney stones, hair loss and confusion...all side effects of Topamax. So, my thinking is that adding water and maybe some milk thistle or other liver supporting supplements may help tip the balance back.
Hi I just started taking Savella and I was checking it all out. I have been on Cymbalta, Pristiq, and others I am just doing a 12.5 dose for the first 10 days, as I am weening off Pristiq and am having difficulty. In fact many of the posted "side effects" sound like they are withdrawal off other meds. it takes awhile trust me.
does any one have side effects like that. im on 100 mg now. Yes! I was given Topamax for migraine control after I stopped taking Nadolol. I started taking Topamax a little more than 7 days ago, 25mg at night before bed. I've had all sorts of side effects, some I tried to ignore and blame on the recent beta blocker withdrawal I had from Nadolol. Now on my first day off of it. What really convinced me to get off Topamax was the 7th day dose when I went to 50mg at night.
My meds are givin me this side effects - paranoid about everything cant even focus or hold a conversation I dont know what to do I forget everything i feel numb stress depress and get angry fast Im so tired of going to therapy and trying diff meds I`ve lost all hope.
I havent had a soda in 5 weeks, and as far as the side effects go. Remember the side effects are possible side effects. The could happen to some, all or none. Its the chance we all take to get well.
I considered taking it, but I decided to do some research on it first. After reading about some negative side effects, I reconsidered. Does anyone know if this medication works? What types of side effects did anyone experience? Also, what are some other medications (over the counter also) that can help me get over this sooner? Thanks!
I recently tapered off both Zyprexa (anti-psychotic) and Lexapro (AD) due to side-effects (weight-gain, sexual dysfunction, and apathy). My pdoc supported my decision. I currently take Lamictal 150 mgs (mood stabilizer) and thyroid medication for hypothyroidism. I have been off the Zyprexa for about 2 weeks and the Lex for about 1 week.
I am now back on it probably long term because i'm BP1 with psychotic features and the only thing that seems to work without massive side effects is Geodon. I works for me. 4 days is not a long time. I was on Paxil for a short time and I ended up in the hospital with manic psychosis. The withdrawl from that was excrutiating for me. It was hell. Antidepressants and I don't mix. It doesn't mix for people with BP1.
Hi, Abruptly stopping Topamax or Topiramate may lead to withdrawal side effects such as confusion, loss of hearing or sight, fear, panic, convulsions, difficulty talking, falling down, seizure and other associated symptoms like eye rolling or fluttering, foot stomping, lip smacking, grunting or making sounds, shaking, stiffening, sweating, tremors, and twitching. This is usually tapered tapered off by your doctor by adjusting the dosage gradually over time. talk to your doctor about this.
She was like a guinea pig and now, 8 years after, she is living with side effects that have never gone : hypotension (around 8), fainding every day, unbearable headaches, kidney pyelonephritis every months, and an exhausting fatigue that keep her in her bed sometimes several days, where she can hardly eat alone. Before that, she was so full of life, making car races, flying planes, being a model for photographes, and photographer herself.
(I think they believe Topamax is tolerated just like Gabapentin or Lyrica.) Because of this their patient's side effects become unbearable to the point where the person gets confused, panicky, anxious and just plain fed up with it all and quit the medication before the benefits are made clear. This doesn't happen when the medication is increased slowly. Second, you need to be at 150mgs or more to get pain relief benefits.
It could still be side effects from the withdrawal, but it should be getting better at this point.With that said you should speak to your doctor regarding your Topamax. That could cause some mood issues as well. I hope things get better soon for you.
Well, I am no doctor, but it does not take a genius to figure out that when all of these side effects happen within weeks of starting this medication, that the medication is the cause. Over the years I have had a horrible time trying to lose weight. I am usually very skinny and I have tried EVERYTHING to lose weight and nothing has worked!
I was on Topamax until the end of September and there was no pain during that time. Then I stopped taking Topamax (doctor's orders-side effects were terrible) and waited. There were small headaches between then and November 28, 2010, when the migraine came back, and it hasn't gone away yet. Oh, and I'm a 22-year-old student teacher 1200 miles from my doctor. I have been on Verapamil for a little over 2 months now. It's doing absolutely nothing to help.
I had very similar withdrawal from Topamax last month !! My head was foggy sometimes, I'd wake up with my body in shakes, I trembled ALOT, had severe stomach cramps, weird headaches, I also had a hard time sleeping and cried a good bit over nothing... my withdrawal lasted about a week and tapered off. The Dr switched me to Lithium and I couldn't deal with the side effects from that. Hopefully yours stops soon...
I will die either from the chemical imbalance created in my brain or the withdrawal side effects (seizures, heart palpitations - etc) #2. I will survive the BRUTAL withdrawals and be left with permanent 'after effects' (muscle twitching, dulling of senses, possibly seizures - etc) I do not want ANY of that ^^ so, given the following list of medication that requires a titration plan... In what order... At what dosages... At what time intervals...
To me, the non-medical person, the side effects from Zoloft withdrawal are much worse than the side effects from Xanax (which, I am told, is an addictive drug). Also, the psychiatrist is much more concerned about the addicitve qualities of Xanax then she is with actually helping me feel better. I decided that I would be better off if I could just get off everything.
I also found out that the meds ( Topamax )that the neurologist had me on for my essential tremors have really bad side effects and weight loss is one of them, and I had stopped taking it about a week before I started detox and my PCP told me I should have been tapered off that too !!! Who knew, I stopped because it was not really helping. The neuro never said anything about the bad side effects. I'll deal with my essential tremors and shake rather than put another drug in my body !
Were you having any side effects? I commented on your other post (above), wondered why you quit writing in the middle of it...then I found the rest of it here. I, too, want to go away for a couple of weeks, a change of scenery will help. I hope your wife is supporting and encouraging you. My husband isn't as supportive as I wish he would be, he just doesn't seem to want to understand, but I do talk to him..only he has no input for me...just listens.
I finally got to post!! I have been experiencing severe withdrawal/depression the last few days, so much that I have found myself crying on a few occasions, I have been feeling like there is no way out of this awful life style, and if I get close to being clean, I get scared when I think of leading a sober life..... I can't handle it anymore, I lie to everyone, I hurt everyone and I waste all my godamn money on drugs, what the hell is the point?
Effexor withdrawal. The withdrawal effects can last for months and months... truly horrendous. Dr Bob's web site has excellent web posts about effexor withdrawal.
Tomm.. just wanted to say that i've been reading your posts and i think you are truly strong, and very courageous. I wish you the very best of luck and a speedy.. "getting-over" of any side effects.. i bet you feel great really, really soon. Kudos to you for what you've done, and for your courage.. EnDof - from what i know, yes, the longer you take them, the longer the w/d's.. so the slower you can taper, the better. And good for you too, for getting off all the sh**!
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