Topamax tinnitus

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390338 tn?1206466248 I am also taking Amitriptyline after trying Topamax. It will make you a little sleepy for a while, but will get better in time. The Topamax caused SEVERE memory loss for me, although it was temporary. It also did nothing to help the headaches. I simply could not function on the Topamax. The Amitriptyline seems to be doing a better job for me.I still have a wierd chemical taste in my mouth that no one can explain. I have had it for about 2 months now.
Avatar f tn My swollen optic nerve, my pulsating tinnitus, and starting this week a new symptom!! The whole right side of my face including my eye ball tingles when I apply pressure to it and I have pressure behind my right eye, again!!! I have never had a headache and I believe that is very odd for someone who is suppose to have PTC! Anyhow this new symptom is totally on my right side of my face ( you could draw a line down my face and everything on the right side would tingle if you touched it!
1475196 tn?1296309865 and it can have adverse affects on our overall health and life. I also have tinnitus....and I feel it is a result of the Topamax as it did get better after surgery and has increased again since being on this med- What side effects can this medication cause? Topiramate (brand name Topamax) Topiramate may cause other side effects.
284078 tn?1282620298 I have done my best to warm people about the sight threatening side effects from Topamax, but this last week I have seen the worst case scenario up close and personal. This patient was a 65 year-old man on only 25 mg of Topamax a day for headaches. It took us over 8 hours just to get the eye pressure under 50 (which is still about 3 times normal.) He was rapidly losing vision from an attack of acute angle closure glaucoma IN BOTH EYES.
Avatar n tn today called neurologist again complained about earfullness tinnitus with topamax i have had daily headaches am n 75 mg topamax and am on prednisone have hd daily headaches tinnitus and ear fullness for three weeks without relief am frustrated and taking daily migraine med migralex an ibuprofen
Avatar m tn Many medications cause or exacerbate tinnitus. I don't know if Topamax is one of them. I was on it for about a week in June and another week in July, but I don't recall seeing tinnitus as a listed side effect. A good resource for tinnitus is the American Tinnitus Association ( You can get information on tinnitus, Meniere's, and other hearing-related conditions as well as a list of ototoxic drugs.
1475196 tn?1296309865 I also have high pitched tinnitus that is making me insane. Its very loud and it is hard to hear. The noise in my head doesnt seem to be coming from my ears but from my brain, I have a seizure disorder, but I havent had a grand mal in years. Could this have done damage and left the tinnitus? My chiari was found incidently while having a cervical mri. I am seeing a neurologist soon to see if he could help me. Please answer soon, Thankyou very much you must be a very dedicated Dr.
Avatar f tn I feel you need to be further investigated by a neurologist and also by an ENT doctor since you also mention of Tinnitus related symptoms. Do update on your further visits and investigations. Take care.
Avatar f tn I have seen 3 neuro's from KY to Mississippi for this and I work for 3 as well and they are puzzled. Heavy doses of Diamox and Topamax. Any research pcs that you would suggested? Underlying Problem Maybe?
Avatar n tn I have recently weaned off cymbalta and increased topamax. The cymbalta did not help with the migraines and I did not need it emotionally either. I use to use Botox injections in my temples, jaws (tmj) and back of neck (bad muscle) for my migraines but discontinued, at that time I was put on Topamax for one yr. the migraines increased tremendoulsy and moved from what they had been before.
Avatar f tn Hello and hope you are doing well. Suboxone is unlikely to cause Tinnitus. The ringing sound you hear is called Tinnitus. It occurs with disorders affecting the external, the middle or the inner ear. In the outer ears cerumen impaction or external otitis, in the middle ear fluid collection or disease of the tympanic membrane and in the inner ear damage to the nerve endings can cause tinnitus.
Avatar n tn The medications used to treat this include diuretics such as diamox(carbonic anhydrase inhibitor), but also topamax has a weak carbonic anhydrase inhibitor activity and is sometimes used, usually when the line between BIH and migraine is not clear. It sounds like you have had a decent workup for this condition and an opening pressure of 15 on your LP and a normal ophthalmologic exam is encouraging.
Avatar n tn first migraine i've experienced besides an ice pick headache approx. one year ago. i've had a ct scan, topamax, prednisone, tried imitrex and frova. currently prescribed amitriptyline and relpax. i'm sensitive to medicines and have dropped to 92 lbs. losing 5 of those lbs. in less than a month. i'm hoping the combination of meds at the moment will do the trick. but i still feel pain under the medicine. i have one sided head/ear/neck pain and that travels down my entire right side.
Avatar f tn She said it was originally made for epileptics, it is called Topamax. I was on 25 mg. Topamax everyday, about two weeks later I realized I wasn't "vibrating" anymore at night. I only took it for about 1 or 2 months and then I stopped. I didn't "vibrate" again for about 4 to 6 months. Then I took it for another month and it stopped. Now I only take it when the systems start up again about every 4 to 6 months.
Avatar f tn I've also been tired, lightheaded, confused, my right eye twitches, I get nauseated often. I've been on Effexor(150mg) and she upped my Topamax to 200mg, she also added Propranolol(60mg) a couple weeks ago. I take one ea. in the morning and before bed of each of the. When migraines hit I take Zomig.
Avatar f tn Cymbalta and Remeron both have a slight risk of causing tinnitus. How long have you been on the Remeron though? You say it happens at night- perhaps then it's the Remeron causing this? What are your thoughts?
Avatar f tn My short term memory and consentration is not what it used to be, but the doctor has me on Topamax 100mg, which could be messing with that. I don't like to just take medicine to treat my simptoms, I would like to know what is causing my problems. My husbands says my eyes, look as if I am stoned half of the time. A lady that gives me head messages says she can feel nodules on the right side of my head and the left side is completely smooth.
Avatar f tn I've been seeing a neurologist for years for migraine, and am on several meds like topamax, wellbutrin, provigil (fatigue to the point where I can't keep my eyes open while driving), and rescue meds. Along with migraine is persistent, ridiculous, and inexplicable tinnitus which we gave up trying to resolve. I recently had periodic blood work done and came back with low vitamin D (<15), low B12 (low 200s), low hemoglobin (<11.5)-none which seemed earth-shattering to me.
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 n tn but it give me a littlte relief but did not go away , george washington hospital did the fistula also . last 6 months i was on Topamax. but then it stop working ,last 6 weeks were very bad , i got new med called Gen Remeron, it was very sleepy kind of , over the years i lost my spelling my verbal my key boarding skills , I am losing my content memory, pls do help me , if u know any thing . i cant evan type more .
Avatar n tn It's all about finding the right medication. I'm not sure it's just about a headache though. Right now I'm on 50 mg Topamax. My EKG is normal even though I get these weird chest pains. I have trouble breathing when laying down or doing simple activities (i.e. walking up stairs). I hardly get any sleep at night (I fall asleep late and wake up early...~5 hours). I get prickly feelings in my feet (mainly in the heel but sometimes in the big toe) and sometimes in my hands.
Avatar f tn hi, as I said in last question that I have an avm in my brain and I get migraines and for migraines my doctor gave me Topamax 12.5 mg. I am taking that since last august (2012). and since then I have this problem, I hear this drumming sound in my left ear. first I didn't really care, but then it started bothering me too much, its really hard to sleep at night , my started hurting and I can actually feel it on my left side, I told my family doctor, but she said I should talk to my neurologist.
Avatar m tn I woke up with a Sudden Hearing Loss 2 months ago. Also with tinnitus, like a motor sound in my left ear. I was on Prednisone for over a week, and it didn't do a thing for my ear, but many other bad reactions. I also had hearing tests that showed I lost over half my hearing in my left ear. My doctor said there's only a 30% chance my hearing will return, but not to give up. I go back in 3 months, and he may do an MRI.
705969 tn?1229495414 I'm a 20 year old female and I've had migraines 3-4 times a week ever since I can remember. I am on Imitrex now for the occasional migraines, and I was on Topamax, but I stopped taking it due to some financial troubles. Anyways, I have experienced over the past few months some balance problems. Now, this is not dizziness, my vision doesn't swim or anything. I'll just be walking along, and suddenly I'm nearly falling over, totally aware of the situation but not in control of what's going on.
Avatar f tn I have been suffering with sever headaches and migraines for the past 7 years. I was put on Topamax, which affected my moods, so I stopped using it. I have been able to manage these headaches, but have recently been also experiencing, chronic fatigue, dizziness and horrible ringing in my ears (and getting worse everyday). I am tired of seeing doctor after doctor, with no results. Who should I be speaking to? A Neurologist?
Avatar f tn I have been under the care of both ENT and now Neuro- with medical tx. including Verapamil, Toprol, and now Topamax (all without positive result.) (I am ONLY taking Topamax at this time.) In 2006 I was involved in a MVA with a significant force blow to the left side of my head- have had vertigo with N&V, along with aural fullness and persistent tinnitus since that time- have participated in vestibular rehab, as well as Clonzepam for Vertigo, which is helpful in very small doses.
Avatar n tn you need to scroll down to ,any luck with topamax ,and read they have alote of great stuff to say .i think some of the others are taking zoloft.good luck!!
Avatar f tn I don't have any symptoms of FMD except a chronic stiff neck. My doctor at Mayo said that my tinnitus was not caused by my FMD. The cause of it remains unknown.
Avatar n tn I finally went to a neurologist who put me on Topamax. It has not helped me at all. He said next step is MRI and the nerve test. I don't understand what is going on that causes all this unexplained muscle twitching and spasms. I do the same thing all over. The only peace I get is at night when I sleep -- I take an Ambien. When I wake up and move it starts all over again. I keep wondering if anyone has ever found out what has caused this, or found any relief.
Avatar n tn Again, I have had this headache for 4 years, when at the beginning it was not too bad, but in May of 2005 it quickly became much worse and I have had no relief since. It has responded to no medications, including Elavil and Topamax. Headache# 2 - This is a throbbing headache that always occurs when I first wake up, and usually lasts half the day. It usually responds well to OTC's. It gets worse when I bend over forward. However, even when this headache goes away, Headache type # 1 remains.