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Old 10-04-2007, 06:55 AM   #1
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I started Topamax a couple of weeks ago and have been a mess since sleeping while watching TV, working, almost driving. Swerving (almost getting hit-don't worry working from home right now) very emotional. Anyway I am finally on the up swing of the side effects. Aside from the numbness on the right side (my hand and leg), I am doing much better. Anyway, for anyone who knows my history, I had some trouble back in December of 06. I was abusing vicoden/Tramadol. Well I haven't done that since then so when I received the email from my mother regarding getting regab treatment and that I was slipping away broke my heart. Aren't my side effects normal for Topamax. Remember I am also on Fentanyl and Cymbalta which is a lot of Serotonin in my system. Meanwhile my headache's have been off the wall crazy the last couple of days which is crazy because I thought Topamax was supposed to help with that...maybe with time. Anyway, I just thought I would express with you my heart ache. And get some thoughts from some of the more experienced users of Topamax. I am up to 100 in the AM and 100 in the PM now.

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Old 10-04-2007, 09:02 AM   #2
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Re: Topamax

I would definitely let your doctor know of the side effects. I recently started on nortriptylne and had to stop. I was having numbness on the side of my face and severe headaches.

I would definitely not drive while taking this medication for your safety as well as others with the side effects you are experiencing.

Old 10-04-2007, 11:40 AM   #3
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Re: Topamax

I took Topomax for a very short time. I was unfortunate to have it affect my eyes and had to stop within days. No other side effects, but maybe that was because i was on it for such a short time.


Old 12-05-2007, 11:43 AM   #4
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Re: Topamax

Hi Steve
I was on topamax for a short period of time and had to stop as well due to eye problems. My vision was fine, but my eyes were dry, red, and extremely irritated. I stopped after only a week or so. I have been off it since the summer, and am still having minor eye irritation. Did your eye problems go away shortly after you stopped?

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