YES, I NOTICED ALOT OF THOOSE, I HAVE MEMORY LASPES ALOT. AND I NOTICED MY HAIR COMMING OUT IN MY BRUSH AND COMB WHEN I DO MY HAIR. I BEEN ON TOPAMAX FOR YEARS AND WANTING TO GO OFF IT. I NEVER LIKED THE SIDE EFFECTS. I HAVE BEEN ON TOPAMAX FOR SEIZURES AND IT DOES NOT HELP WITH MY HEADACHES. I KEEP HAVING CALL MY DOCTOR.
TopamaxPosted on 12/10/08, 07:45 pm
Hi everyone! I've been taking Topamax for a year,25-100 mg. a day. I can't tolerate the weird side effects above that. I know it's working, but I am really struggling with memory, finding words. Anyone else have this problem? I have also noticed that my hair has been falling out. My dr. says that doesn't happen w/ Topamax, but I don't know what else it could be. Anyone else ever experience that side effect?
Reply #1 01/29/09 5:17am
Reply #2 06/30/09 9:59am
Yea i had all the side affects. I took it for a VERY short while and flushed them. it wasn't worth feeling like that.
Reply #3 07/18/09 2:40pm
Topamax Warning! I don't get migraines anymore. Used to have them daily - projectile severe vomiting 50 to 60 times a day. I was put on 200mg Tompamax and warned it had short term memory affects. At the time, I was extremely sick with a multitude of illnesses, and I could always remember what I did the day before, so I figured I was okay. After 5 years, I began to wonder why I was taking so much, and cut down to 100mg. Still no migraines. Cut to 50 mg, then 25mg, Still no migraines. Finally stopped, no migraines for 3 years. I took some pain killers one day for an unrelated item - instant migraine and throwing up. I used an old Imitrex inhaler to get it under control. Since that time, I have had 3 more migraines, all related to taking strong pain killers on an empty or not full stomach. So please look for unrelated issues for migraines.
Oh yes, the warning! I have NO memories of those 5 years. I read my journals, I don't remember anything that happen, who wrote the entries, or anything I read during that time - although the memories before and after are back. Very dangerous drug, but I guess at the time, I needed it.
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