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Re: can Topamax CAUSE depression?

Posted by MariaB on June 4, 2006, at 9:37:17

In reply to Re: can Topamax CAUSE depression?, posted by Maxime on January 3, 2005, at 22:22:22

I tried Topamax twice and became severly depressed, very tearful crying all the time. My doctor insists that Topamax doesn't cause depression but I disagree. I would like others to register and post on this thread who HAVE experienced this deep depression on Topamax, or felt suicidal on it. I was just hospitalized for 9 days because of it.
Note that while I do have a history of depression, I have not had a major depressive episode in over one year. The first time I tried Topamax, I was only on it for one week and it effected me. This last time (when I wound up in the hospital), I stayed on for 3 1/2 weeks, thinking I needed to adjust to it. Maybe there are people who have a sensitivity to it? Also, please do a Google search: there is some connection between this drug and vision problems.




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