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Old 12-15-2004, 05:41 PM   #1
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chaos250 HB User
Unhappy Topamax

Anyone ever have the side effect of smelling things that no one else could while taking Topamax?

Called the doc about it and after a week he called back and said it was a VERY rare side effect.

Hope someone can help.

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Old 12-15-2004, 06:04 PM   #2
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Re: Topamax

I had that BEFORE i took the Topamax, it was /is my aura before my seizures. Usually the smell of smoke or a chemical smell kind of like thatr smell in the radiology dept when you get xrays{i've had plenty}.
Are you on it for seizures? or headaches? Lots of people have phantom smells with their seizures but it can be caused by other things too . The term for that is Phantosmia. Do a search on the internet and see what you come up with.

Old 12-16-2004, 12:44 PM   #3
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chaos250 HB User
Re: Topamax

I am on it for the migraines. I have never had anything like this happen before. As the dose seems to increase so do the smells!!! It is starting to worry me because now I am also starting to have pain on the left side of my head in the back and my migraines have always been on the right side. I go back to the doc on Tuesday. But he did not even seem worried about it when I told him last week.

Thanks for the info:-)

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