topamax and loss of job!!
I was put on topamax and got sooo sick I couldn't go to work for 2 weeks. Unfortunitily, not too long ago I was out for a week with phneumonia. I got put on topamax and got so fatigue, I almost passed out going to the bathroom. I lost 11lbs in one week. couldn't eat. Got flu like symptoms, shivering to death, dizzy, sore throat, memory loss and not to mention I was not the most pleasent person to be around. I was more pleasent during PMS! That was only on 50 mgs! I had other side effects as well, pins and needles in hands and feet, headaches, ect. Well I complaned and now the doctor wants to put me on lamictal and I am afraid to go on anything since I felt soooo horrible on the topamax. I did gain 5 lbs of the weight back (bummer), but wow, I feel so much better and haven't had a seizure. I have the juvinile something or other seizure disorder and don't have them all the time. I have them months apart and usually triggered by something, like a medication that I didn't know caused seizures because I didn't take the time to check out the side effects (wellbuterine, ultram, ect.) and I want to go it without meds. the topamax just scared me to death. I felt like I was going to die, or had the flu from hell. I don't want to go on a medication everyday for having seizures maybe 3x a year (5 at the most). if it got worse does anyone know about lamictal? Now I need to find another Job because of that crap I got put on and I am soooo depressed!! I don't want to not be able to function. thanks, lisa