I Take Topamax For My Migraines

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    I got seriously allergic to this medicine//

    left me unwell yr after stopping it. Please be careful
    deleted deleted
    Mar 15, 2016

    HELP PLEASE, I'm on day two of taking Topamax

    for Bi polar. I'm afraid of these side effects I'm experiencing; foggy head, tingling, warm body and moodiness. Do these subside as your body adjusts to the meds??
    Mulhollandrive Mulhollandrive
    26-30, F
    Jul 25, 2015

    My doctor just upped my dosage from 50 mg a day

    to 200 mg a day. So far no more headaches or migraines but it's been less then a week. Not digging the side effects : tiredness, loopyness, just drunk feeling...
    TwistedLilDream TwistedLilDream
    31-35, F
    Aug 24, 2015

    The doctor just increased my dose to 400 mg.

    i also am on propranolol 60mg bid and vistiril 25mg bid. No relief yet just an extreme fog and confusion
    jennaveivea jennaveivea
    41-45, F
    1 Response Aug 30, 2014

    I've Been Taking Topamax For About 3 Wks

      This is my second time trying Topamax. It was the first migraine med my Dr tried several years ago and I did not like the side effects. Dr switched me to Cymbalta which worked great for about a year. Then it seemed my ody got used to the Cymbalta, he bumped up the...
    lgwmom lgwmom
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Sep 21, 2009

    Increase Of Topomax Dosage

    Hi everyone *waves* Am new to the community and have been on Topomax 50mg AM/PM now for over a year. Imitrex does not work for me as it causes my throat to swell.. well all triptans beta blockers etc i discovered to my dismay after i used them for a maximum of two to three months...
    tuilifa tuilifa
    1 Response May 12, 2012

    I Just Began Taking Topamax For My Migraines

    I'll try to be short.  Have had migraines for years before having them diagnosed.  Took Imitrex injections, then Zomig tablets 5mg.  Last 3 months have averaged 12 migraines per month, but insurance will only cover 9 Zomig tabs.  Have taken Beta Blockers in...
    darwin1026 darwin1026
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Aug 7, 2009

    I Take Topamax For My Migraines

    I also was prescribed Topamax and after one month I began to look like a skeleton. It took away my appetite, caused heart palpitations and I stopped taking it. This was a nightmare medication for me. I went back to Imitrex which stopped working for awhile but started working...
    oliviabranch oliviabranch
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Dec 23, 2010

    A migraine leaves me feeling wiped out.

    .. like..... I drank too much last night and now I'm paying the price, only I don't drink. I don't get the rotating color thing, but I do want to throw up, which sucks if I've just taken the medication. There's only one good thing about it. If the migrant is bad enough (which it...
    MyChemicalBreakup MyChemicalBreakup
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 2, 2014

    I Used To

    But it didn't really work. Now I'm in the process of taking new meds for my migraines (don't ask me what they are, as I can barely think atm) I've suffered from migraines for about three years now. Them getting gradually worst over time. I now get migraines almost every day.
    jennamarie210 jennamarie210
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 18, 2013
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