Topamax insomnia

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Avatar f tn Have you had any weird taste changes at all like especially to drinks?I was taking&had bad biter tastes especially to anything I drank.Especially with milk&I love milk.
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 Hello, What percentage of your patients have adverse side effects with Topamax? Are cognitive problems most common with this drug, i.e. memory and confusion? Do they tend to subside after awhile? Also, have you ever heard of spatial disorientation as a side effect of Lamictal? Thanks in advance!
Avatar n tn Hi, Topamax is not known to cause agitation but can cause confusion, dizziness, memory problems and sleep disturbances. Do you have any other symptoms? Please watch out for the side effects and let your doctor know imediately when you get one. Good luck!
Avatar f tn Hi there Dr perscribed me Topamax for my migraines and I am a little nervous to try them. I heard you can also lose weight with this. I quit smoking 4 weeks ago and have put on quite a bit of weight, so was wondering if you can share your experiences and side effects to see if it is worth it.
Avatar n tn I started taking Topamax about 5 weeks ago for migraines and its been working like a charm. I have some minor side effects including dry mouth, itchiness, and weight loss, but other than that, its great. I havent had one migraine or headache in weeks!!! I started at 25mgs and I am supposed to increase to 100mgs however I havent gone over 50mgs at night because I feel like its working just fine. In my opinion, if its working fine at 50mgs, why increase?
Avatar f tn I could easily get a prescription for Topamax as I have migraines and my doc and I talked about it at our last visit. I would also LOVE the weight loss side effect. Anyone that has or is taking Topamax - does it make you feel nervous? Does it make your heart beat faster and/or palpitations? I have anxiety so I can't use it if it will make me more nervous. Anybody have bad side effects from Topamax?
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.
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 n tn Started taking topamax for migraine prevention, 9 months ago. Hair loss now profound ( over 50%), insomnia, acute onset of adult acne 4 months ago, and costochondritis. Is there scientific or anecdotal evidence that topamax can contribute to these symptoms? Please help. the topamax has helped migraine prevention- but are these the side effects of the drug? only take 30mg daily.
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 I don't know if anybody else is having these type of problems with Topamax. I was put on 50mg 2 weeks ago for migraines and since then I am having some died effects that I see are common tingling in my face hands and feet, memory loss, inability to sleep. But I'm also having some other concerning problems worsening headaches, neck pain and back pain and dizziness and nausea. Are any of these symptoms going to go away or has anyone else experienced these not as common problems? Please help.
Avatar m tn Hi, From my previous posts...I was injured in a rocket explosion in Baghdad 4 months ago. I was knocked out for a few seconds and suffered a head concussion. Since coming back home, I started to have migraine like headaches along with other post mTBI symptoms (dizziness, cognative problems, etc). Anyway, my neurologist is treating me currently with 25mg Nortriptyline and 25mg Topamax at night. They have helped (more so the Topamax).
9575543 tn?1404634440 Hi everyone my name is Jenna, and i have been taking topamax again for a few years now and have been experiencing some really bad side effects from it. I took it a while back but i didnt get many side effects back then or maybe i just dont remember, oh yeah thats one of the side effects. Anyways it seems to happen gradually and then after the year is over the side effects just come full force like im a different person, and stress seems to make it ALOT worse.
410475 tn?1262945967 Hello cat9841 Topiramate (brand name Topamax) is an anticonvulsant drug.
Avatar f tn Can anyone offer input on their experience with Topamax for migraines. Initially, the side effects were worsening migraines, worsening dizziness, fatigue and tingling in upper lip and nose so I stopped the med. Tried again and got vertigo. Dr. thinks we should stick it out and titer upwards to gain effectiveness. Wondering if smallest dosage is nearly intolerable how titering upwards could possibly be effective or if it actually does get better once your system gets used to it.
Avatar n tn My dr. put me on Topamax... 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...
Avatar n tn Can you take clenbuterol and topamax together? any side effects I should be worried about?
Avatar n tn I have digenerative disc disease and my neirologist just prescribed topamax, he said it would help with the pain and tingling but could result in weight loss. I am wondering if prescribing topamax for ddd is common among neurologists? I can't seem to find any other information related to topamax as a pain med, only information I have is that it's a powerful drug with lots of side effects, most not so good. The weight loss aspect is the only plus...
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar m tn This also includes other medications that you may/may not be taking that you need to be careful with when taking Topamax. When you restart Topamax, you may experience some of the side-effects, so ask your doctor if you should start at the same dose or work your way up to the dose you were on. While off the Topamax, you may experience some insomnia, palpitations (fast heart beat), mood changes, increased appetite, worsening of the condition it was prescribed for, and others (see link above).
Avatar m tn Hi. I'm starting generic Topamax for migraine headaches. My doctor said to start at 25mg at bedtime for the first week, then go up to 50mg the 2nd week, 75mg the 3rd week and 100mg the 4th week. All to be taken at bedtime. I've been reading up on all the side effects and I'm really scared to be taking this drug. I'm the mom of two small children. Pregnancy killed enough brain cells, I can't afford to lose anymore. I need to be present and alert for my little ones.
Avatar n tn I'm 13 weeks pregnent and suffering from chronic insomnia. I have tried unisom, tylenlol PM and unlesss i take .5 MG of ambien I cannot fall asleep. I'm concerned to continue to taking the ambien and hurting my unborn baby. Has anyone else suffered from chronic insomnia and taken ambien or other OTC medications? Any advice or insights would be great. I need to get some sleep.
Avatar n tn I'll start from the beginning. I've suffered Insomnia for at least 10 years and have been on either Ambien or Ambien CR ever since. Some nights it works...others not so much. I'll also throw in that I've had a moderate bilateral hand tremor as long as I can remember and no doctor has ever given me a reason for it. OK, moving on. I also developed Migraines about 10 years ago and the solution was to try a parade of instant remedies (Imitrex, Relpax, etd.) of which NONE worked.
Avatar n tn Hello! I'm currently on Lamictal but considering changing to Topamax since this drug (topamax) more effectively treats partial seizures and migraines. What is your experience with it?
Avatar m tn I was prescribed Topamax after failing miserably with Lyrica. The Lyrica did take away the nerve pain, but it took a 600mg dose and put 20 pounds on me in 6 weeks. I was in misery. My doc started me at 100MG/day of Topi. I took it slow, at a half dose because I was tapering off of the Lyrica. It was terrible. Insomnia. All over body pain. Temp fluctuation. Flu symptoms, honestly. Now I seem to be pulling back together. I have little interest in eating, though.
Avatar m tn So Wellbutrin used to make me sweat like a ***** in church; after I was prescribed Topamax, it stopped. Topamax inhibits sweating but I was on a 200 mg dose for migraines-I started at 25 mg but the more my dose increased the less I noticed the horrible sweats from the Wellbutrin. It is a stimulant so it will have that effect.
Avatar n tn I have been, in retrospect, mildly hypo for many years. So the Topamax didn't cause it. The Topamax was given for supposed "Migraine Associated Vertigo" diganosed last year after having a mis-diagnosis of Meneire's Disease over the last 13 years. My main symptom was vertigo and dysequalibrium. I now know this is due to my hypothyroidism. Every doctor checked me for it, but I was told my TSH being in the upper end of the reference range was "normal". I didn't think it was!
975514 tn?1325001538 I have been prescribed Lyrica and couldn't deal with the weight gain, bloat, and tiredness/laziness that it caused in me. Topamax which is used for severe Epilepsy and Migraines works just as well for Fibromyalgia and Neuropathic pain as Lyrica I have found. There are a couple of key things to note with the drug however: First, you must be titrated slowly (no more than 25mg per week increases) because of side effects like nervousness and insomnia, hand and foot tingling and loss of appetite.