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replies to headaches, side effects and dosage

Posted by gerberagirl on June 30, 2003, at 21:40:10

In reply to Re: new to topamax, question about dosage, posted by karmagirl on March 31, 2003, at 10:00:12

Hey Everyone - have been reading for a while and decided I needed to share some of my experiences. Topamax some days leaves me thinking, uh, what is two + two? and I sometimes have to describe something to someone else and have them supply me the word but I also remember how ELATED I was to realize that I had gone 5 days/5 pills and not one headache! I emailed everyone! :-) After 5 years of daily headaches and monthly migraines, though it is frustrating, I'll take some memory bumps.

My weirdest side effect ever and it's from Topamax: change of taste. I have to have a diet pepsi every morning and all the sudden I could not stand the taste of it! It was freaky. This lasted for about 2 weeks. (I had been told to cut back on caffeine and apartame but this is extreme! j/k) I also had the tingling sensation in my fingers which would pop up intermittenly over an 8 month time period but hasn't in the past 4 months (I have also gone up to 200mg in the same time frame). by the way, I was back to diet pepsi in no time.

Somebody else said, paraphrased, each med will not work on everyone the same way. We had a big tragedy in my family and I finally asked my Dr to put me on lithium b/c nothing else was working. It made me feel better but my hands were trembling so much it was difficult to write, type, and drink and he wouldn't let me stay on it.

good luck to all of you and thanks for sharing your words of wisdom! it was very encouraging when i was finally diagnosed last year with adhd, rapid mood cycling and depression, to find you and read your comments about meds I was taking.




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