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Old 04-04-2005, 12:29 PM   #1
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topamax/sleep

Hi, Just have a quick question for any of you who take Topamax. Would it be really bad to take a sleeping pill while on it..i have been having an awful time trying to fall asleep. I read in the booklet from the pharmacy that you shouldnt take anti anxiety or antihistimine like drugs, didnt know if sleeping pills were classified in either of those? any suggestions?

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Old 04-04-2005, 04:59 PM   #2
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Re: topamax/sleep

Thanks! My doctor just recently put me on these, and I am hoping that my lack of sleep is just because I am scared that I might have nightmares. I heard that these are supposed to make you tired that is why I am a little confused. Do they make you tired? Also if you dont mind me asking, how are they working out for you(or anyone else)? Right now I am only on 25mg untill friday and then 50mg.

 
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The wife had some severe side effects.
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Old 04-05-2005, 02:35 AM   #4
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Jen, I'm Bekah; new here. I take 300 mg of Topomax and my p-doc also prescribes 10 mg Ambien. I am extremely resouseful with them.Meaning, I break the Ambien in half when I do take them and that's only on the occassion that I need them. I also take 140 mg Geodon, 300 mg Wellbutrin, and 20 mg Lexapro. My understanding is that Lexapro is supposed to help a person sleep also...? I stay away from OTC sleeping aids, as they leave me feeling groggy the next morning. Have you considered trying Melatonin? You can find it at Wal Mart in the Vitamin/Herb section. It's natural, and it helps! No hangover! I have such sleep issues. Rather be up all night, alone, quiet, while the rest of the world is asleep. I feel so much energy at night,knowing no one is going to call or come knocking on my door. You know what I mean? Hmmm...maybe I need to start taking my Ambien! But yeh, you can take sleeping pills on Topomax; check with p-doc 1st, tho'.

 
Old 04-05-2005, 05:48 AM   #5
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Re: topamax/sleep

I am wellbutrin 300mg and now the topomax and another night of no sleep. I think I am going to call my doc today, I like the topomax but I like sleep too maybe she will give me some ambien too. I need something...i dont think I can make it through work today
thank you for your response
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