Re: Help - Topamax Side Effects
Welcome! Please forgive me because it's been awhile since I started taking Topamax (2006), but I don't recall many problems early on. I do know that tingling and numbness in the extremities is a common side effect as well as some of the memory issues. I often have problems trying to come up with the right word that I want to use. I suffered from insomnia well before 2006 so I can't blame the Topamax for that, and unfortunately I would not know if your headaches would be from the lack of sleep or the medication.
I'm guessing that you are slowly titrating up? I think most doctors start at 25mg then go to 50, 100, etc up to the desired dosage. One thing that has helped me is splitting the dosage so I take half in the morning and half at night, although you may already be doing this.
I'm sorry that you don't feel good. Maybe you could call your doctor's nurse to see what he/she might advise? Take care!