Topiramate long term effects

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Avatar n tn the problem with us having BP that if we substitute one med for another is only to alter the side effects to another set of side effects. I can't remember one drug with no side effects. As to the valproate it gives weight gain and sorry but it's known to cause ovarian cyst which can be unwanted for girls. As to Topamax i don't know.
Avatar f tn I just read your post from a while ago & I was wondering if you are better now, no long-term side effects. I hope so for your sake. I only ask because when I read yours, I thought of myself & the issues I have had.
Avatar f tn I hate to stop it but it's not worth the weight gain and chest pain. I'm worried about the vision side effect of topiramate tho. Sry so long. :/ if any one can help with how to tapper off the propranolol please share as well! I'm sure my dr will continue to ignore my calls and I don't know y. Thank U for ur time!
Avatar n tn Phenytoin and primidone are effective antiepileptics drugs, although phenytoin can cause liver failure or have other harmful long-term effects in patients with PME. Sodium valproate is an alternative therapy for myoclonus and can be used either alone or in combination with clonazepam.' 'Levetiracetam, a newer anticonvulsant is often used as an add-on therapy but may be used alone. It has few side effects — dizziness, drowsiness, weakness — and is generally well tolerated.
237152 tn?1206654636 I have taken care of patients that have been on topramx long affects some differently i guess but my last patient had been on it for a long time and she had a very flat affect from it....flat meaning, no expression...depressed in i do not know what she was like before but i do many do not tolerate this drug well...have you tried nuerontin for the pain?
284078 tn?1282620298 He is nowhere close to a full recovery and I suspect that he will probably have long term negative effects from the attack. If you are on Topamax or considering taking it, please be aware that it can cause acute myopia, choroidal effusions, acute angle closure glaucoma and severe vision loss. There is absolutely no way to predict who will get this side effect and it can occur even at very low doses.
553995 tn?1332022440 I live in Canada. I take Tramadol for long term pain. Tramacet for break through pain. My main FM med is Topiramate (an anti-seizure medication). I take Trazadone for sleeping along with Elavil at night to aid with sleep and pain. I have a lot of problems with IBS so I take meds for that also. There that is my med file. I also am on Thyroid medication.
Avatar f tn The treatment is difficult, but basically involves weaning off the offending agent and replacing it with another that is later weaned off, combined with a more long-term solution. This should be done under strict guidance by a specialist, preferably a headache specialist, or else the headache will not improve and withdrawal side effects can occur.
553995 tn?1332022440 I hope this means it will help me long term.. It comes in a syrup form which may allow me to take a low 5 mg. dose safely. I see my doctor today and she can answer splitting the pill and other questions I have about my meds. Thanks, Like your name.
574118 tn?1305138884 Zyprexa is actually a pretty good antidepressant, but its side effects suck enough that people are reluctant to go on it long term.
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Avatar f tn I would get in the shower and when I got out look at the clock and realize I had been in there forever............was I just standing there? I would stare at the computer screen for long blocks of time and not realize it. It was scary. For migrain sufferers, if this works, its a wonder drug for those people, but to take it for weight loss alone, I would never do it again. Just my experiance. Of course, everyone is differant.....
13016205 tn?1428506370 Low B-12 levels can cause the most horrendous fatigue imaginable and long standing, untreated B-12 deficiency also causes peripheral neuropathy since B-12 deficiency affects the nerve endings. So that's definitely something to look into if you have past lab reports to compare. In regards to the peripheral neuropathy - yes, hypo can cause it, as can low B-12.
Avatar m tn So there are ways to deal with the long term tolerance issues of medications like clonazepam and even Ambien or Lunesta, but it's not my favorite thing in the world.
Avatar f tn And the face tingly has returned but it comes and goes , I have tension in my jaw but I have quite possibly been clenching it since I'm nervous. Is it possibly to have residual effects from a migraine so long after its over? Should I worry about a heart attack? Stroke? I am on Lipitor for high cholesterol, I otherwise exercise 4-5 times a week, eat mostly healthy, I was just at my doctors 2 months ago and all blood work and stuff was normal...
Avatar f tn Its good to be aware of what medication side effects are short term and long term but not be afraid of them and just as if not more important to know how they are helping you. I think any of the websites posted are good because they update themselves and allow us all to keep up to date on currently available treatment.
Avatar m tn No one knows the long term effects this drug may have in the future. But when you are desparate enough, you will try almost anything that promises relief from this horrible decease. Even when our heads tells us that maybe caution should prevail and wait until there is more data on this Medication. I am afraid of seritonin syndrome since I am still taking my effexor. I am wondering if I should continue with my Effexor regimen at this point. I would appreciate any replies at all.
1134609 tn?1269275800 Ten years ago, I was diagnosed with depression and GAD and placed on Celexa and Neurontin. They worked well for me for a long time, but my moods progressively started to swing worse and worse through the years. Either I was BP the whole time, or the my mental illness progressed into it. Medication is a Catch-22 for me; I am very sensitive to them. I either respond well to them or they cause severe adverse side effects.
Avatar m tn Any suggestions from the forum would be greatful--The following is my history sorry so long--Thanks to all. 47, married, , weekend beer drinker(not so much anymore), non smoker from Jan 07 Height/Weight: 6 FT/205 pounds Blood pressure 130/86 On 2-13-08 Body temperature (digital thermometer in Mouth) 2-25-09 morning: 97.6, evening:97.9-- 3-11-09—97.2—Morning---evening 97.
Avatar n tn But I am scared to death of causing long term damage with this drug - whether it is permanent hair loss (I'm 35) or damaging my memory/brain forever. Anyone have any experience with the medicine at this low a dose? I hate to go off of it, but with all the warning signs, it is hard to keep taking it. By the way, haven't noticed hair loss yet, but maybe it does feel thinner.
Avatar f tn One thing I do have though is a drug to manage arrhythmia of which one of the side effects is low blood sugar, since I started taking it it stopped being a now and then thing and became a pretty much everyday thing, I cannot stop taking it, it's the only treatment that's worked.
Avatar n tn I also get the weird usual side effects of trouble with word finding and what not but I kind of get a kick out of those side effects, for the most part I really like Topamax, it has really helped me as long as I am careful with it but it can really pack a wallop.
Avatar n tn I havent had a soda in 5 weeks, and as far as the side effects go. Remember the side effects are possible side effects. The could happen to some, all or none. Its the chance we all take to get well.
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Avatar n tn As much as I want to lose weight, the list of side effects for Topomax scares me. My current med, Effexor/Lithium has side effects such as weight gain, constipation, tremor, etc. While I hate being fat, blurry vision ans brain fog don't appeal to me either. Of course there are also the risks of diabetes and heart disease from being overweight too. I'm having a very hard time deciding about this. Any advice is welcome.
Avatar f tn At my check up today, the PA-C told me why this is going on and the name of the condition, but I forgot the name. Does anyone know the medical term? It's just the nerve endings trying to reconnect. HOWEVER, if I don't get to desensitizing it fast, it could become permanent.
Avatar n tn What I have been told is that these migraines cannot be treated with medication used for other migraines, they can and will cause strokes, and if left untreated for the long term - can cause death. I am waiting on a call back from a doctor that is 2 hours away and a teaching doctor. I can hope! I am also going to go to a ophthalmologist to rule out other possible issues. I am not going to stop researching this illness until I can find someone who can assist me get my life back.
Avatar n tn If so, what are possible treatments for Lennox-Gastault that will improve my son's seizure control. ========================================================== Lenox-Gastaut syndrome is a term applied to a severe, intractable, mixed seizure disorder that can include generalized convulsions, atonic seizures, tonic seizures, and so called atypical absence seizures (prolonged staring spells, plus or minus twitches or eye fluttering etc.
Avatar f tn I am only taking 25mg three times a day. Have i been on it long enough to have side effects when i stop taking it and do i need to gradually come off it. Any help would be helpful.