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Old 08-19-2004, 02:14 PM   #2
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Re: Seizure Medications / Topamax ?

So sorry that you had this happen!

One side effect that Topamax can have is a problem with word finding for some people. SOme can handle this and it may improve over time, others find it too hard to deal with. (I have word finding problems more and more caused by Fibromyalgia, it is such a pain!!)

Weight loss is a side effect for some people...It is important to find the med that works best for you with the fewest side effects..Hope you can find one for you! I have a friend who gained 40 pounds on Depakote, went on Topamax and lost it all and then some. Best thing is that it works great for controlling her seizures and Depakote did not!
mom of 2 teens who have battled seiuzres.