Topamax and liver enzymes

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Avatar n tn I'm doing much better now mentally, but since then my liver enzymes have been elevated. I also have Psudotumor Cerebri and have a VA shunt. I take Topamax 175 mg for headaches and 300 mg of Luvox for Depression. The only medication I take now are the two and my enzymes are staying elevated. I don't know how elevated they are, but I do remember the doctor saying to me that they weren't terribly elevated. Could this be from the overdose? I am overweight, but just lost about 45 lbs.
Avatar n tn Thyroid hormones/antibodies are within range (other than 1 slightly elevated free T4), but right lobe of thyroid gland was found to be enlarged on ultrasound (endocrinologist does not believe that to be the cause). Liver enzymes originally checked in December and found to be on high end of normal. Retested in March '10 and found to be slightly elevated. Retested again in April '10 and found to be increasing slowly.
Avatar n tn I wasn't thinking in terms of specifically using it for treatment, but if it lowers liver enzymes, lowers BMI, and even possibly lowers liver fat, then maybe those with hepatitis c could benefit from it as it may slow down fibrosis progression.
Avatar n tn it stopped when I stopped the topamax.. My doc wanted me to go on Nuerotin, and I wanted to retry topamax, as I was afraid to go on Neurotin, as it is a nasty drug! So... no side affects this time as I'm taking it 50mg 2X daily...except the hair loss... now my hair is then, see through hair follicles, a buch of hair in my brushes...and my hair was ALWAYS thick... always always thick :( Now I just want off... i want off of everything and I'll deal with the seizures unmedicated...
390338 tn?1206466248 i have serious daily nerve pain in my legs i have took amitriptyline for a year and a have it seem to work helping 50 percent of my night time pain.but i have gained 30 pounds while on it i am going to ask my dr to prescibe topamax because i hear it helps nerve pain in legs and promotes weight loss.has anyone hear used it for leg pain?
Avatar f tn Most liver diseases are characterized by greater ALT elevations than AST elevations except cirrohsis and alcohol abuse. In your case the raised enzymes are due to both Topamax and hypothyroidism. With raised enzyme levels and a persistent nausea a stool test and an abdominal ultrasound should be done to rule out the other causes. Restrict the intake of fat and oils and take an antacid. Take frequent small meals. This may help you.
Avatar n tn Hi sunflower200, I am so sorry that you were frustrated and would not get an answer from your physician regarding topamax and hair loss. Topamax was reported to associate with alopecia about 2% of the time. I would recommend to discontinue topamax. However, before you do so, please go to your neurologist/epileptologist and ask for an alternative seizure medication. For further treatment of medication induced alopecia, please consult a dermatologist.
Avatar m tn My Physical dotor is concerned about my liver enzymes they keep going up first 10 points and yesterday 20 points do you think its from this new mix? I also take Paxcil Cr 2 25mg in the Morning and Provigil 2 200mg in am and eye drops xalatani drop in right eye. Please help. Thank you.
Avatar f tn I'm not sure what an EGD is but have you have your liver, pancrease and stomach enzymes tested to see if there is an elevated level here?
Avatar n tn I live an amazingly high stress life (not enough room on the internet to go into that one) and have learned that when your body is enduring constant high stress, it causes your liver (? pretty sure it was liver) to produce an excess of enzymes and insullin to give your muscles the "strength" to cope with the physical side effects of stress. A natural defense mechanism but a real wammy for someone with PCOS and insullin resistance. I'm hoping it helps that issue too.
217229 tn?1192766004 Hi! Thanks Meki for the update! Always good to hear from you and glad you may be getting to the bottom of what is causing the pain your having. Here are some resources that may be helpful for you.... What is Diabetic Nerve Pain? Diabetic Nerve Pain is caused by damage to your nerves. It is also known as Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy, or DPN. DPN is often found in people with diabetes who have high blood sugar levels over time.
Avatar n tn The dizziness resembled being carsick, with lightheadedness and occasional moments of nausea and feeling faint (but I never passed out). I had a CAT scan and blood work twice, and so far no diagnosis for the dizziness/fatigue. It got better for a few weeks but last week I began to have dizzy spells again, this time accompanied by maxillary sinus pressure. I had just switched allergy medications, from Nasonex to generic Flonase, right at the time my symptoms returned.
Avatar f tn i do not have seizures and need to be able to think.tried 2 pills and said no way! . another said topamax.. another seizure drug that may help with pain with lots of side effects (Dopamax!) i said i wil not try.. then she said try the antidepressant Elavil. well that has lots of side effects too..will not take... but they would not give me pain meds! i am crying for almost 3 months.. now i am on all supplements from the Naturopath.
470964 tn?1240249855 I still have trouble with fatigue, maybe a side effect of the Topamax, but doc is checking my thyroid and liver enzymes just to make sure everything checks out. Right now, I'm not on Wellbutrin. My doc and I think I have Seasonal Affective Disorder. We are looking into starting Wellbutrin in October if I need to and continuing through March. I just hated the numbness of the Zoloft. If I don't need Wellbutrin in the fall, I'll stay off of it.
Avatar n tn about 5 yrs i was diagnosed with a fatty liver & was told to lose that time i had just started taking lipitor 2 wks earlier& he said that wouldn't cause it.for the last 4 wks i have been having chronic diarreah which meds wouldn't help .i had blood tests & stool samples done they just came bk.& stool sample was negative but blood test was dr told me to quit taking lipitor immediately & is making app with specialist.
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Avatar f tn To start I'm a 39 year old pretty healthy female, I take a narcotic pain med for a shoulder injury and have taken it for 7 years. I started taking Topamax in July for consistent headaches. I had my gallbladder removed 22 years ago, no other significant problems. Otherwise, I eat fairly well, though admittedly only when I'm super hungry, I don't care about eating unless I have to. I do have a sedentary job for 12-16 hour shifts 3-5 days a week, I'm not overweight at all and live happy life.
264121 tn?1313033056 Her last child was born with a very difficult glaucoma that had to be operated on at Duke at very short intervals, just weeks apart at a time, over and over and over. And I would ask after her because I just felt so badly that they were having to go through that, so hard with such a tiny little one. But her personality changed over the next year and a half or so and she became very umm...
Avatar n tn I recently had bloodwork done and thought Diabetes was the case, but all results came back clear except my liver count (elavated AST and ALT). I'm still going through some tests for the liver, but already had an ultrasound and Hep A,B,C test which were all clear. The blurry vision/foggy feeling has me concerned since I have recently been to the eye doctor and all was good. He simply gave me computer glasses and sent me on my way.
2026826 tn?1445958847 The doctors and ER could see I was sick but the labs showed nothing but elevated liver enzymes. My liver enzymes came back into normal range within one month although I am still fighting infection. However, it keeps improving. Work with your doctor. It is all natural and most doctors like to see natural approach so support shouldn't be difficult. There are conditions that require medication so don't stop anything without talking to your Doctors first.
264121 tn?1313033056 Mine seems to have happened right after my liver enzymes went up. Before, I was just nauseous and tired and sick with the hep c, but then I got really sick and started running a fever, all of my blood cell lines are depressed, even my red blood cell lines, so I'm having to up my procrit pre-treatment, "I have anemia" my liver enzymes are up, and I can't think straight. So I am going to be REALLY dumb and out of it when I start treatment next week.
Avatar n tn Omega 3 does not induce the liver enzymes used by antidepressants and activates the cell adipocyte. Adipocytes are key to activating and regulating Leptin. Leptin reduces food uptake and increases energy." This article is definatly the most insightful and helpful article you can find on your specific problems, as most of what I have said came from it:) Anything you find in these articles you MUST consult a DR. first...
Avatar f tn I am responding to the medication and, hopefully, it will save my liver and I will avoid a liver transplant. I'll see my liver specialist again on March 25th. *In searching for a liver diagnosis, my doctor found that I have Celiac Disease right before Christmas 2008. I was immediately placed on a gluten-free diet and I remain on that restrictive diet. This diet in addition to the liver diet has made life very dull and has caused IBS which I didn't have before I went on the diet.
Avatar m tn Had pancreatic enzymes tested-normal, and liver enzymes tested-normal at this time too. Neurologist tries me on gabopentin...ramps it help. Ears start to itch all the time...left one feels wet from time to time, but not wet. Seem to have TMJ symptoms? In 05/07 started physical therapy for a couple months due to sore neck and hope that the neck might be cause. Seems to help some, but soreness never goes away and neither does dizziness completely.
Avatar n tn For any one new here, i am currently on 100mgs of topamax, and 300mgs of wellbutrin. I am 5'1'' and have been on welbutrin for a year this month. just started topamax. March 7 is a moth marker for me. I was 199lbs, and am now at 188lbs. I am experiencing tingling in my heels mostly now, and most foods now have lost their normal taste for me. I have no appite. I do not eat a whole lot. I am not starving myself, i do have enough commonsense to eat...
Avatar n tn I have been on topamax for 4 months before topamax I was having a headache every freaking day since 2001 after having a nervous breakdown and depression. then i started with a headache every day.
434278 tn?1324709825 Imuran, Asacol Is your current treatment working? Nothing has really helped with the Lupus. The Imuran does nothing but control my liver enzymes and the Asacol keeps the colitis bearable. I've tried Plaquenil (made me pee out my butt) and it's cousin, Chlorquine, which did nothing after 7 mo. The only thing that has helped momentarily is our lovely friend prednisone. Played the 'get fat and puffy' game already and eventually weened off it and then luckily lost about 60lb.
Avatar n tn Pain in the middle associated with elevated liver enzymes can point to a gall bladder or liver abnormality. With the elevated liver enzymes, medications can be causing this as well. I would first start with an abdominal ultrasound to evaluate the gall bladder and go over medications with your personal physician to ensure they are not elevating the liver enzymes. I would suggest a gastroenterologist to evaluate the symptoms discussed above.
Avatar n tn I've tried herbs but found nothing that helped. I've had my liver enzymes be elevated before due to the Fioricet but currently they're ok. Thank God I'm allergic to Xanax and Percocet. I'd love life without drugs, headaches and neck pain. I can't believe people who say they rarely get a headache...I wish.