Topamax for anxiety

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Avatar f tn I have been taking Topamax for weight loss for almost two months and have lost 20 pounds and feel great. I have been taking a number of other medications for anxiety and depression and insomnia but the topamax is still working I hope that it works as well for all of you.
Avatar m tn I was on 50 mg topamax at bedtime and have recently decided to stop (per dr.)I was only on it for 10 days, but had terrible side effects. Since stopping the MEDs. the side effects are crazy! I feel all of this anxiety and I cannot sleep, I have bizarre thoughts and zero appetite. This has been going on since I stopped 2 days ago. Anyone else experience this and more importantly how many days til I feel better???
Avatar n tn maybe. For some people Topamax has worked wonders but for others it actaully made the problem worse. Everyone's chemistry is different so there is no way to tell how Topamax will effect you. It shows promise for your situation (in my opinion) but be aware that it can backfire on you. When I was on Topamax for migraine treatment I developed severe depression. The depression left after I got off of Topamax.
Avatar n tn I was on topamax for seven months and it worked so well that I called my doctor and told him that I felt like I had made a deal witht he devil. He assured me that it was safe and so I kept taking it. In April My whole life fell apart. I had never been on any medicine for anything before and I had never had any problems with anxiety or depression. topamax started giving me panic attacks and major anxiety. My GP told me to get off of it immediately, but I had to wean down which was so hard.
Avatar f tn Thanks for answering. I've been on Topamax for about 6 months for migraines and supposed fibromyalgia, and since then some of my thyroid type symptoms seem to be escalating? I am trying to reach out to others to see if there is a link to the medication, or if perhaps you really have to be predisposed to thyroid disease in the first place for something to happen. I have a strong family history of thyroid disease (autoimmune mostly).
Avatar f tn Hi I started Topamax a month ago for sezures. I have been thin a size 4 for quite a few years. Im 28 years old. I was pregnant in April and lost the baby and sadly gained 20 pounds so when I had to take Topamax I was glad it could help with weight loss. Im at 100 millagrams. I have weird sezures that wake me up at nite I feel like Im having a heart attack I get sweaty and very sick. They say I have a high heart rate but I think its from my sezures. Autonomic sezures.
4193262 tn?1490186379 Today, not a good day. Deep depression, head pain, tightening, clamping feeling, anxiety, frustration, much fatigue. Later: 8:20pm my head is killing me. It feels like it's in vice clamps. I just took some excederin and will take the topamax and then it's off to bed. God, I hope that helps.
Avatar n tn I have been on Topamax for years for migraines. I have hdterrible ocd problems for years and still do-but I am not on any anti-depressants-so I so not know if a combo will work.
Avatar m tn How effective is the drug Topamax 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 have been on 100mg of Topamax for almost a month (the 22nd of this month) for cluster headaches and have had a variety of side effects. I take 50mg in the morning and 50mg at night. I thought I was going to lose my mind honestly. But I was told that the side effects would taper off more than likely. Which the vast majority have. I no longer feel dumber than a rock (I wasn't even able to compose an email without reading it very slowly 4-5 times before sending it). And I feel pretty normal.
1655289 tn?1326046489 Topamax does tend to cause weight loss, but trust me, this is not the way you want to lose weight. Topamax (I was taking it for bipolar) first of all did nothing for my moods. I was back in the hospital a few months after first being prescribed this, along with seroquel and ativan for panic and anxiety. That's not what makes this medicine so undesirable though. With each dose increase, I had numbness in my legs and arms. This could continue for as long as 2 weeks after a dose increase.
324184 tn?1308079803 I started noticing a burning/ tingling sensation almost immediately after I started taking Topamax (which my Dr put me on for migraines) after only being on it for MAYBE 3 weeks, I hated the way it made me feel so much that I stopped taking it, its been maybe 2-3 months now and I still have the burning/ tingling sensation and I cant imagine that the Topamax could still be in my system causing this after that amount of time....
Avatar n tn Where did you get this information? I am on Topamax also, for anxiety. If this to be true I need to find a new Doctor also.
Avatar n tn Topamax is used for a lot of things it isn't necessarily labeled for. It's also used for treatment of nerve-related pain. Docs love to give it to patients with spine pain because it's not a narcotic. I know topamax has helped people with pain, but I wasn't one of them. I got every side effect on the fine-print enclosure, including a wooden tongue and numb, nearly paralyzed extremeties. Hadn't even titrated up to a "therapeutic" dose yet.
220917 tn?1309788081 It started with slurred speech, shuffling gait, confusion for several hours and myoclonic jerking that prompted my husband to bring me to the ER. I was eventually put on Topamax for migraines which I ended up getting at some point along the way for several weeks non-stop and eventually mild seizures (infrequently), even on the Topamax at 400 mg per day.
Avatar m tn hi Selma what is Topamax ,used for ( panic attacks ?
Avatar f tn Welbutrin has worked for me for years, but about 8 days after starting Topamax for migraine control, the depression is kicking my butt. Could the Topamax be responsible? I would rather have migraines than be depressed!
Avatar n tn Hello, I am seeing both a Psychologist and a Psychaitrist for a combination of various anxiety and depression symptoms. These include IBS, OCD, decrease sexual desire, claustrophobia etc. The major reason I seeked treatment was that I lost my job about a month ago due to an outburst and bad judgment. The doctors feel that it could be reflective of bi-polar. But I felt that the anxiety and depression symptoms should be treated first. To cut through the chase, he gave 25MG of Topamax.
220917 tn?1309788081 It started with slurred speech, shuffling gait, confusion for several hours and myoclonic jerking that prompted my husband to bring me to the ER. I was eventually put on Topamax for migraines which I ended up getting at some point along the way for several weeks non-stop and eventually mild seizures (infrequently), even on the Topamax at 400 mg per day.
Avatar n tn plus will be treating me for stress and anxiety @ the beginning of November...he seems stable enough to trust. I guess I am just wondering if anyone know the statistic on weight loss w/ this drug? Is it 98% of ppl find they loose weight...something like that...b/c my luck id be that 2% that doesnt....LOL...reading the comments really helped me figure out the warning signs of what to look for anyway..thanks for that..
Avatar f tn I have only been taking the Topamax for a week so it is hard to tell what is going on. I have had up and down mood swings. I think it might be the Topamax, though. The only reason I am hesitant to get off of it is that it keeps me from gaining weight from the Abilify, which I had been steadily doing. I am going to hang in with it and if it gets worse, I will go off of it. My doctor told me to take it at night so the worst side affects I will sleep through and it does help.
Avatar m tn Some of the common side effects of topiramate that are seen when it is used as a preventive therapy for migraine are tiredness, mood swings, anxiety, insomnia, depression, pins and needles sensation and difficulty with language. The trembling of hand could be because of increased anxiety and difficulty in speech due to trouble with language. Hope this helps!
Avatar f tn Hey! I use to take Topamax for headaches and weight loss was a bonus. Although, I never lost any weight on it. My doc said some people do and some don't. I do know that I was not able to drink my diet sodas anymore. My doc said that is very common and people who drink regular sodas with it usally don't care for the taste so in return they loose weight. I went off of Topamax because I had hair loss and tingles in my arms and hands...I could not stand it.
Avatar n tn Hi Everyone, I've been prescribed Topamax for bulimia. It hasn't really worked like I had hoped it would, though today is the first day I'm taking 100 mg. I'm reading that some people don't notice a difference until they get to this level. What I do notice is a huge increase in anxiety and my heart is racing. I usually run, and I can run without my heart feeling like its going to pop out of my chest. I have insomnia too. My dr.
Avatar n tn But overrall does Topamax work for weight and when will I see any changes? How does Topamax work for weight loss? Why does it work for some and not for others?
Avatar f tn I started taking Topamax 1 1/2 years ago for my headaches and to my surprise it help my bulimia significally. I take 50mg in the morning and 50mg at night and has really made a huge difference for ME. Is this normal?? Why is it helping me? I have not said a word to my doctor about it helping the bulimia as she and everyone else is unaware of my problem with bulimia.
5857909 tn?1375632384 First of all sorry for my language but i do not speak English very well I have been taking Topamax for 10 years for the chronic headaches . The result has been excellent. For the past two years I can say that the pain is completely gone.
Avatar n tn My doctor swithced my meds to Zoloft, Serequel, Anfranil, Klonopin, and Proprnolol for my anxiety and OCD. My OCD is finally under control but now all I do is obsess about my weight. It is really impacting my social life. I currently take 25mg of topamax in the morning and 50mg at night. I have been on it for 3 weeks and haven't seen any weight loss or side effects. Each week I will increase my dose 25mg. Does anyone have any advise for me. Does this topamax really help people loose weight.