Topamax taste

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Avatar n tn Im on my third day of 50 mgs of topamax and i feel a little strange to say the least but i have no taste bud changes in my drinks or foods im still hungry, has anyone else had to wait it out and nothing happen .
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.
358486 tn?1294779988 Does anyone else here take Topamax for the intense spasms and jerking? If so PLZ reply and let me know if it helps? it affects U? If u have any better med suggestions for the intense jerking? I really need all the suggestions possible b4 I go back to the doc. Appreciate ur time....
Avatar f tn Is anyone on here started taking or tried the drug Topamax for their migraines???
1217918 tn?1266591350 Also I'm a huge coke drinker, taking topamax makes any soda taste so nasty. I did loose some weight while take the drug, which was nice. My question is, Is the medication out of my system enough after a year and half to try again? Should I get worried that symptoms will return?
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 My dr prescribed my topamax at my appointment last night. I have been trying to read up on the side effects and I am almost afreaid to take it. In the pamphelt that came with the medication it mentioned that it can decreased the effectiveness of birth control. Any comments on that? Also, does anyone have anything positive to say about the medication. I was prescribed the med for migraines.
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 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 n tn My therapist brought up that from talking to me she thinks that my depression and anxiety could be helped with taking topamax. She also thinks that it would help with the weight the Seroquel has made me put on. Is this a good a idea????
Avatar f tn Topamax is for migraines
Avatar n tn Would like some people that are taking topamax for weightloss to post how they are doing etc on it. I have heard it gives brain fog etc and I have been wanting to try it but was unsure. I found a website to order it but was holding off until I heard from some others that were trying it. I had heard some say that if you take it at night you do better during the day with brain fog so any info on this would be great. If you dont want to post you can email me at mrs_pugs***@****.
1343409 tn?1296029607 I started taking Topamax my junior year of high school, then I found out I had 4 kidney stones. The doctors think that it might have been because of the topamax, but I wasn't drinking enough water with it, so I think that could have been the problem. I want to try again and make sure I drink plenty of me, this time I will..lesson learned. First I have to collect my urine for 24 hours and send it away to be tested to see if my kidneys are functioning well.
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 guess what I'm trying to say is there are many more options to try if topamax doesn't work for you, or you have complications from it. But I know a lot of people who topamax works for, and they never even have to try anything else.
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?
108944 tn?1222281078 Cona serequel also caused me to gain alote of weight ,i craved debbie cakes like crazy. topamax has beenso great .no more headaces!!!:) :)!!my mood swings are down alote +++,andpeopleare starting to notice the weight goig away ++!!:) :)++!!
Avatar f tn I have been on topamax for almost 2 weeks now. I take them for migraines. At first I went a little crazy but now am better. Sodas taste really nasty to me and i normally am the first to want some kind of sweet and recently I can't even look at it. I was also told that you are suppose to lose some weight which I am very excited about especially after two kids. I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on this medicine and when they started losing their weight.
Avatar f tn can you lose weight even if you find that topamax doesn't act as an appetite suppressant? does topamax affect your metabolism? will i regain the weight if i go off topamax? So, these and many others are my questions - if you would like to offer any answers, please feel free to post them! I will collect ideas and thoughts and add them to my blog. So - back to my blog - my blog is a daily DIARY about taking topamax.
Avatar f tn Hi The abnormal metallic taste sensation or taste perversion is a common side effect seen after Topamax use. These tablets have a bitter taste and lose their effectiveness quickly when broken, so you should swallow them whole. Chewing the tablet may leave a bitter taste. Hence, do not split, chew, or crush them.
1715029 tn?1308705698 I started on 50mg of topamax in April for my migrianes and bipolar. since then I have lost 10lbs and they continue to come off. I have little appitite. but the question I have is has anyone else noticed the taste of soda? I have not been able to drink it since april. it tastes like acid. yuck..and I miss my mt dew!!
Avatar f tn Hello, Topamax can cause weight loss by few mechanisms. It can cause alteration of taste of foods like high fat foods, sweet foods and carbonated beverages. It can also greatly reduce or eliminate appetite. Topamax also removes the addictive urge to eat. If the symptoms are severe or persistent consult your attending physician for more queries. Best luck and regards!
Avatar f tn 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. I have heard people say that Topamax helped with their headaches and helped shed a couple pounds in the process. I wish you best of luck!
Avatar n tn I just started taking topamax two weeks ago. I am taking 50 mg in the morning and 50 mg at night. I weigh 135 pounds. I work out 3 times a week but don't really see much as far as weight loss. At what point should I start to see some type of weight loss? The reason I started taking topamax is for migraine relief. I have noticed a relief from the migraines but have not lost any weight. I wondered it it was due to the mg taken or that I have only been on the medicine for two weeks.
Avatar n tn I was put on Topamax 25 mg for one week then I take two pills the second week after that for a weight loss method, has anyone been successfull with this. I would like to hear from people who it has worked for. I guess my Dr. never explained a whole lot about it to me.
Avatar n tn Am I the ONLY one who has NOT lost weight on Topamax??!! I was put on it two weeks ago (mainly for headaches but my doc knows I want to lose 10-15 pounds) and if anything I have GAINED a pound or two!!! I haven't noticed a change in my headaches and I have TERRIBLE acne!! I am up to 50mg (25 mg 2x a day) and STILL no change....well maybe just more acne. The only change I have noticed is that coke seems to taste a little flat to me (but that hasn't stopped me from drinking it!
1041303 tn?1421390941 I used to be on Topamax for a combination of problems. It made soft drinks etc. taste like metal and flat. My stomach was always upset - that was how I lost weight, not a good way to do it. I had "stupid" issues, it is nicknamed Dopamax by a lot of people. My hair started falling out so much that my hair dresser asked me if I was on chemo. With all of the side effects, I just told my doctors to forget it, to find something else.
681148 tn?1437665191 well, she would not be able to function at all without the topamax. The topamax gave her her life back. She still has pain and still needs to use strong pain medications for break-through pain but... without the topamax she would be completely disabled and would not be able to walk or use her hands at all. On the topamax she lives a very normal life! So, I think it is a very useful medication for chronic pain.