Posted by Bob on January 12, 2001, at 11:01:42
In reply to Topamax and Kidney stones..anyone, Cam?, posted by tdaneen on January 12, 2001, at 9:55:56
> Has anyone developed kidney stones after taking Topamax?
> Looks like I just passed my first one last night. Not a
> pleasant experience, believe me! Both my parents have had
> kidney stones, and were informed that the succeptability
> was genetic. Mom informed me of this after I had been on
> Topamax for many months. I'm on 100mgs twice a day, and
> it has been the only, and I mean ONLY medication that has
> worked as a mood stabilizer for my BPII. It did take some
> time to get to that dose, there were months of boosting
> at 12.5mgs every two weeks or so just to keep the side
> effects at a minimum. I wouldn't know what to do if I have
> to give up this medication .
> Has anyone else had these experiences? What else can be done,
> other than drinking water to ward off kidney stones?
> Thanks, tdaneen
could you possibly post more details about what you have tried before that hasn't worked, and how topomax has helped you? i'd be interested in hearing about that.