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Old 12-31-2007, 06:39 AM   #1
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does topamax cause joint pain?

does topamax cause joint pain?

 
Old 12-31-2007, 07:36 AM   #2
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Re: does topamax cause joint pain?

Hi Lauri,
I was on topamax and my joints started to swell and hurt so bad. I called the doctor and pharmacist and both told me it wasn't a side affect of topamax. Well after experiencing some other awful symptoms I finally told my doctor to take me off of it and low and behold my joints have stop being as painful. I still hurt now and again but nothing like I did when taking topamax. The swelling has gone down as well. I hope you get some relief soon.

 
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Old 12-31-2007, 05:44 PM   #3
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Re: does topamax cause joint pain?

I looked up the side effects of Topamax and saw exactly what you are describing:

Musculoskeletal System Disorders: Frequent: arthralgia. Infrequent: arthrosis.
Arthralgia - pain in the joints

There you go it is a possible side effect and your pharmacist doesn't know what they are talking about.

 
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Thank you for that info. Yes, apparently he doesn't know what he is talking about and it makes wonder if I need to change pharmacies. I have felt so much better (concerning the joint pain) after getting of the topamax. I also am not experiencing the feet tingling and confusion that I was while taking it. Sometimes the cure is worse than the sickness.

 
Old 01-01-2008, 12:03 PM   #5
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Re: does topamax cause joint pain?

Thanks to all that responded re topamax causing joint pain. I was thinking that I was heading for something else being wrong in my body. I have slowly started to cut back and even today my joints are not as sore as they were yesterday. I did read online re topamax side effects and low and behold under "some other common side effect occurring in 5 to 13 % of adults" joint pain was listed. I can't say 100% sure that I'm in that category but in a week or two I'll let you know if that's was causing me so much pain.

 
Old 01-05-2008, 12:10 PM   #6
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Re: does topamax cause joint pain?

Well it was topamax that was causing me so much joint pain. I cut back on my dosage of only 75 mgs to 50 mgs and what a difference. I can't believe it could have caused so much pain to my joints. I seriously thought I had arthritis. I'm feeling 100% better, Amazing that 25 mgs would put my body into such a tail spin.

 
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Re: does topamax cause joint pain?

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Well it was topamax that was causing me so much joint pain. I cut back on my dosage of only 75 mgs to 50 mgs and what a difference. I can't believe it could have caused so much pain to my joints. I seriously thought I had arthritis. I'm feeling 100% better, Amazing that 25 mgs would put my body into such a tail spin.
Good for you laurie!!! Glad you are feeling better.

 
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