Topiramate side effects tingling

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Avatar f tn Those that I do experience are tolerable in comparison to the migraine. I am now on 150mg twice a day and the only side effects are tingling in my hands when I get cold or hot, and I am loosing weight. Both are common side effects and the weight lose is a good thing for me.
1041303 tn?1421390941 My wife started at 25 mg twice a day. Her side effects were tingling and slight numbness in her hands. She now is @ 100 mg daily with no appreciable side effects. It does have a positive effect on reducing the number of migraines. We've tracked the number of episodes since 1999, adjusting for seasonality as well. This is how we know it has had a positive effect. In some people it can cause the formation of a certain kind kidney stone.
1457748 tn?1317578765 The only real side effects I have are tingling in my hands and feet. I hate it but its harmless...I guess...
Avatar n tn the type A migraines with all the neurological side effects. Now I am starting to experience numbness and tingling i my hands and feet and arms and legs. It happens every day at least 5-10 times aa day and may have nothing todo with my migraines, but it is very uncomfortable and frustrating. Just now, it happened in my right hand and when I tried to stretch my thumb out it wouldnt stretch... kind of hard to explain. It felt almost heavy like it was to heavy to lift.
Avatar m tn There are many side effects that can occur with topiramate. You should be seen by an Eye MD ophthalmologist and discuss with your neurologist.
Avatar f tn treatment of bulimia nervosa,[19] obsessive-compulsive disorder, treatment of alcoholism,[20] smoking cessation,[21] Pseudotumor Cerebri, and treatment of neuropathic pain.
Avatar n tn as I noted, I've been taking topamax (topiramate) for a couple of years and I've looked at the side effects more than once. I'm well aware that weight loss is a side effect and many people who use it for other things do lose weight on it; however, it's not "often" actually given, solely as a weight loss aid, due to other possible adverse side effects, such as loss of eye sight as well as others.
Avatar m tn or it could be the sideeffects from the topiramate i know when i was on it my head neck hurt more when i first started it and tingling it made me worst i had to stop it.some people cant handle it many bad side effects untill your body gets used to it.
Avatar m tn Diet modification and supplementation is a good alternative in decreasing the dosage and the associated side effects of certain medicatons such as topamax. Take care and best regards.
410475 tn?1262945967 I hope you did not just stop taking this medication. Just as taking the med has side effects, stopping it abruptly can have side effects. I have been on "DOPEamax" for about three years. Yes there are some weird side effects, thus, I call it DOPEamax. However, the benefits of the meds out way the side effects. For me, many of the side effects disappeared after time. Talk to you Neuro before stopping.
Avatar n tn I am currently on topomax for weight loss and have heard of some scary side effects...i have panic attacks and am on paxil for those. i would like information on the topomax regarding mood stablizing, energy level, and depression.
237152 tn?1206654636 I'm a severe cluster headache sufferer and I take 400mg topamax daily. Side effects? Paranoia, tingling sensation in the legs/hands, shortness of breath, somnolence, loss of appetite, confusion, fatigue... BUT, I'm pain-free. And trust me it's the first time since 17 long years. And nothing hurts more than a cluster headache. Topamax is a deal with the devil. It'll fix your problem, but it'll bring some other stuff. So, my wife has to drive me around, and I have to be more careful.
Avatar f tn Your concerns are legitimate. Topiramate does have side effects which does include cognitive. There are many medications that can be used as prophylaxis in treating headaches. A lot of these medications were invented for other uses and are used not only for headache but also epilepsy and depression. They have proven very effective in preventing headaches. Also, the treatment will depend on the type of headache you have (such as migraines, etc).
Avatar f tn ( So the weight loss is one of the better side effects LOL. The biggest side effect for me was the hands and feet (and sometimes lips) tingling. Not all the time but especially in the beginning. Numbness too. They weren't bothersome enough for me to stop taking it, though. I hope it works for you.
Avatar f tn I've had migraines all my life, but I started having numbness/tingling on my left side. Started in my face then arm then leg within a few days, they ordered the MRI and found the ACM. I have been having worsening symptoms over the years, left side feels heavy, dropping things, and worsening headaches. On Saturday I woke up with vomitting that would not stop, it was at least every 20 minutes for 9 hours and my husband took me to the emergency room for IVF and Reglan.
1475196 tn?1296309865 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 f tn vebeen taking 25 mg 2 times a day for about a month now and I'm beginning to feel the tingling, but that's all. I have no other side effects. My migraines are gone! I feel like I can live again. My children see me smile and I can work and do things without pain. I'm just worried about my hair. Do you think that 50 mg a day will eventually shed my hair? I don't plan to take more than this dosage. I'm so scared to stop taking it, but I don't want to loose my hair. Tell me what you think.
Avatar m tn Other causes of dizziness are otitis media, trauma, side effects of drugs, TMJ, and fluid in ear. All these causes will have to be ruled out one by one by your ENT through specialized test. Even though you had a normal spinal tap, benign intracranial hypertension should be ruled out. Other possibilities are low vitamin B12 and low vitamin D, and probably low testosterone.
253566 tn?1219683299 It is hard to say about autoimmune thyroiditis due to the lack of blood test results (only TSH is given and it is normal) some medication and medical conditions are causing thyroid enlargement by blocking the transfer of iodine form food to blood and from blood to thyroid. If doctors will rule out side effects of drugs, peripheral thyroid hormone resistance, low T3 due to the liver problems and autoimmune thyroid disorders, the iodine transfer test may be administered.
Avatar n tn I have been taking topomax for about 9 months. In the beginning, I had the typical side effects. Tingling hands and feet and weight loss. My Dr wanted to slowly increase the dosage to 100 mg a day. As I did this I started to feel body aches. The smaller dosage seemed to help with my migraines so we stuck to 50mg a day. Lately, my back pain and body aches have returned, I feel very irritable, and I notice my hair is noticeably thinning and becoming very dry and brittle.
Avatar n tn was just diagnosed with chronic EBV and was told by doctor to find a list of suggested vitamins that would help with the effects of this disease.
785584 tn?1273252832 may I ask, how long r u on the topamax? Topamax most common side effects If side effects do bother people, most commonly, Topamax will slow you down, or make you feel like you're in a fog. This includes slower reflexes, trouble thinking or concentrating, trouble thinking of the right word (and other speech problems), tiredness, poor coordination, and dizziness.
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.
284078 tn?1282620298 She had developed an acute myopic shift from a choroidal effusion which pushed the lens/iris diaphram forward. Fortunately, God was on her side because she was smart enough to stop the Topamax and go to the emergency room before she developed an attack of acute narrow angle glaucoma (symptoms severe eye pain, headache, nausea, vomiting, almost complete vision loss.
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 n tn Do you experience more weight loss/better results at higher doses? or just worse side effects? My side effects are occasional tingling of hands/feet. I've had an occasional cramp in the leg. I did have some mood swings in the beginning but those stabilized. I haven't noticed anything else. Great relief from debilitating migraines. So happy not to have to go down the opiate road. (But I do miss my Cokes!
Avatar f tn I also had new symptoms with it... Seeing black dots in my peripheral vision and my left side of my face was numb and tingly for day. The day after the migraine subsided finally... I went out to dinner and immediately following my left arm felt weird. Not painful... Just like a migrating discomfort up and down my arm... Especially the shoulder. The next day it was gone. This was Sunday 3/9. I felt a little off but not bad so I went about my day.
Avatar n tn I have been taking 100 mg for 3 weeks now and have not noticed any side effects yet except tingling in my feet and face. I have had any hair loss nor weight loss. But on the weight loss topic, the way my doc explained it to me was "a loss of apetite" and I am a recovering anorexic. So I already don't have an apetite. I eat because my daily schedule says its time to eat, not because my body says "you're hungry, go eat". I really did not expect to lose weight on this med.
Avatar n tn as well while on Topamax, also had tingling hands and feet, then once I was off the med b/c of all of those side effects...that's when the hair loss began. I'm not sure when the breakage/loss will cease. *****I would not recommend this med to anyone. I wish I never took it.