Topamax for Migraine treatment

We have 190 consumer reports for treatment of Migraine with Topamax. Migraine used in 49% of cases.

Patients statistics on Migraine for Topamax

Female
Male

Average weight in Lbs
152.86
193.64

Average height in Ft
5′ 6″
5′ 10″

Average age
45
48

Topamax Circle Diagram 93 consumers of 190 reported about Migraine

  1. Melissa J. Bennett says:
    2.5 rating

    Topamax for Cluster headache; Migraine

    Unbearable life with permanent strong headache has unfortunately brought me to take this drug. It definitely helps, however, the side effects are devastating, extreme drowsiness but a dose of more than 25 mg, fatigue, heaviness and blurred vision as well as nightmares. So unfortunately that also leads to incapacity for work! Would like more information about the drug.

    Side effects: Blurred vision; Dizziness; Fatigue
  2. Agnes S. Kearney says:
    3.0 rating

    Topamax for Mood swings; Migraine

    Actually, I did not have any, but when I tried to reduce the dose it came to weaning, such as twitching and migraine-like headache

  3. Nelly M. Jackson says:
    3.0 rating

    Topamax for High blood pressure; Migraine

    Since Topamax, the number of migraine attacks has dropped significantly. I have tingling in my arms and legs, sometimes in my face. After a banana go again. Partly I’m very tired, I also lost about 3.5 kg – which I think is not bad. Striking, however, is a quick irritability with me. I did not complain of interactions with the other meds.

  4. Gayle J. Bassett says:
    3.5 rating

    Topamax for Depression; Migraine

    Had 2 1/2 years 150 mg. Tgl.Trevilor taken. One of the most unpleasant NW of this is the complete Dessinteresse on the sex life. Not only for that reason, but much to the delight of my husband, my neurologist and I decided on Elontril. After a one-day break, the immediate change to Elontril took place. I started from a gradual transition. Probably I was wrong. Already on the first day I got circulatory problems and tingling in the limbs. These symptoms then intensified the following day. In addition, and that was far worse for me, my depression came back so much that they put me out of action for the next 3 days. In the meantime I have recovered from it. Since the 5th day I am now plagued by a permanent nausea that actually starts in the morning in the bathroom. Pregnancy is excluded and so bad is my game image so now again not synonymous;)!

    Side effects: Libido loss
  5. Betty A. Smith says:
    4.0 rating

    Topamax for Depression; Epilepsy; Migraine

    After the start of taking Topamax it came pretty quickly to the described weight loss – pleasant – but also to disorientation. Can also be related to previous brain surgery. For the treatment of focal epilepsy and migraine, I can only recommend Topamax. Since SAB with Clip Brain Aneurysm, I have depression that is getting stronger and now being treated with amitriptyline. Now, my brain sometimes runs like a DVD player in fast-forward or I fall asleep at the desk, can no longer assign things, I’m just completely confused. 1 and 2 do not seem to be compatible?

    Side effects: Dizziness; Weight loss; Fatigue
  6. Gordon S. Bradley says:
    3.0 rating

    Topamax for Migraine

    For me, the drug has extreme side effects. So I noticed: (looked at wikipedia) very strong: extremely strong fatigue !!! increased irritability !!! Depression !!! Concentration disorders !!! Disturbed memory capability !!! the feeling that you can no longer learn what you have learned Sleep disorders !!! weak: eating disorders It is not clear if everything came only through the drug, but I suffer from severe depression. It was discontinued over a year ago. Positive effect: (had frequent strong Mirgäne with strong aura … blurred vision … tingling / paralysis etc …) no more migraine attacks since taking the drug and not even after stopping !!! Conclusion: Despite the positive effect of masking migraine, I would advise against any of this drug because of the side effects (which may have left me with significant lasting harm in the form of depression).

  7. Leo G. Yocom says:
    2.5 rating

    Topamax for Epilepsy; Migraine

    Topamax Poor tolerability despite varying amounts of dose and time of administration. Extreme side effects: Loss of short-term memory, speech disorders, nosebleeds, numbness of the hands and feet – the entire left arm most affected. Weight gain of 15Kg. Side effects easy: aggressiveness, balance disorders,

  8. Marion J. Ross says:
    3.5 rating

    Topamax for Migraine

    I started with 25mg in the evening and should be slowly dosing. In the first week of taking it, I fell asleep everywhere on the way, constantly getting into the wrong public transport or missed my stations and was therefore everywhere too late. Also, I felt like someone had put a dark bag over my head. I was extremely dizzy throughout and although I had the feeling to see normal, I still did not notice the details in the picture (like cars). I thought that was due to the many medical appointments and I was tired. In the second week I was not busy as scheduled and should therefore work again to 100%. About noon I had to go home to sleep, otherwise I would have fallen asleep at work and would certainly not get any understanding. The doctor had told me that the side effects would be very strong initially and would decrease over time. After about 2 weeks, I dosed up to 50mg and hoped the side effects would disappear over time, I finally wanted to know if it helps against my chronic migraine. I could not think clearly, not only at work but also in everyday tasks, such as shopping or just walking across the street or driving two stops by bus instead of 16 to the final stop. I could not count at all, even simple bills like 5 + 2 were an unsolvable puzzle to me. Even so, I stuck to the idea that the side effects might disappear and took it further. I dosed after about 3.5 weeks to 75 mg up. I got terrible stomach cramps from it and just wanted to sleep all the time. My sense of direction and even the ability to use my brain for thinking and to solve any tasks in the work, was no longer useful. The attempt to reach my neurologist to ask him for dosing advice had failed, so I dosed myself down to 50 mg. I took 50 mg for 2 days, but the stomach cramps that I have had since the 75 mg dose were getting worse. I was no longer able to work at all and otherwise only a miserable misery. Since I still could not reach my neurologist, I set the dosage after 2 days on my own down to 25 mg, because it was unbearable. That did not improve either. Finally, I reached my neurologist and was able to completely stop the medication after one week to 25 mg. Thanks to this drug and my increased need for sleep and constant dizziness, my now almost 6 year old relationship almost broke up. I almost did not speak anymore because I knew that with my brain skill nothing meaningful came out of me and if so, I would not have been able to process or understand the answer at all. I believe a drug with such side effects not only has the short-term effects of side effects on the body and even if you do not perceive them as extreme as I do now, so must something strong, if you take it in the long term, certainly have long-term effects. I do not think it’s worth bringing such medicines for migraine, after all it’s a more pronounced kind of headache and not life-threatening, so it’s not worth stuffing yourself with such crap and ruining your body with it. Dear Migraine as a loss of personality and complete disability. But maybe that’s just my experience. I had the pleasure of playing guinea pigs for migraine medications for 2 years and then had a little rest and got along better with my aspirin, than with any other meds. I have not tolerated a single medication for migraine so far and have tested about 30 so far. Everyone had terrible side effects on me and no improvement at all. Maybe I am an incompatible exception and other migraineurs tolerate the drugs well. Incidentally, I had weight loss, but that was probably less of the drug than that I slept instead of eating lunch and abens as well. However, the feeling of hunger was completely absent. I had sensory disturbances all the time, but they were not as bad as the rest of the side effects. I also had extreme acne and difficulty remembering the past. I also usually had to cry after work when I came home. However, I do not know if I should count this as depression or just a natural feeling when you feel like you can not do anything normal under the influence of such drugs and just be insane. The side effects disappeared 4 days after drug discontinuation, including the problem of being attached to past events

  9. Kathryn G. Kurtz says:
    3.0 rating

    Topamax for Migraine

    In the first two weeks (despite creeping in the drug) strong dizziness, but the dan disappeared completely. Ant tingling in the fingers and in the feet, but only once or twice a day and not bad. Otherwise no side effect!

  10. Tracy S. Walls says:
    3.0 rating

    Topamax for Migraine

    First, I increased the dose of topiramate from 25mg to 100mg daily. In addition to a strong tingling in hands and feet, I also have language and word finding disorders. In addition, I am tired and need much more sleep than before (about 9h). At 100mg, the migraine was gone, but I was also totally depressed. Therefore dose reduction to 50mg per day. Meanwhile, the side effects are so far okay except for the speech disorders and the tiredness and the need for sleep. At least I thought so. Until now it turned out that Topamax is damaging my liver. And pretty massive. Therefore, I can only advise all migraineurs under Topamax to keep an eye on liver enzymes! Conclusion: If the NW are tolerable, Topamax is really good. Otherwise unfortunately less. I have to stop it now. P.S .: Incidentally, I am one of the few who have slightly increased in Topmamax … but still tolerable at 4 kg

  11. Lorraine T. Triplett says:
    5.0 rating

    Topamax for Migraine

    I started in the first week with 25 mg in the evening and went up in the second on noon 25 and evening 25. Headaches have fallen by at least 50 percent so far. However, the side effects are insane. Yesterday, for example I was doing really well during the day, but at night it was really bad. I woke up and everything was so badly tingling, suddenly I hardly noticed any more and almost fainted. I’ve just had a strong tingling in both halves of my face for at least two hours. In addition, I am often depressed and often get wine attacks, I am tired, weakened, unfocused. Consider breaking it often and if it’s worth it. Try to go down a little bit with the dosage, let’s see what happens. It does not look too good with my appetite either. Had initially decreased from 53 to 50 pounds. Within the first week.

  12. Brad A. Flores says:
    4.5 rating

    Topamax for Migraine

    For years I have been suffering from constant, almost daily, severe headaches. On the advice of my doctor, I take Topamax for a week now. The first two days, I did not notice any side effects. The third day I realized that I was very unfocused and listless at work, but could continue to pull me together. After consultation with my doctor about how it went, I should increase the dose of 25mg daily in the evening to 50mg. The next day I was not feeling well. At noon, diarrhea, nausea, and dizziness started. I could not think clearly or concentrate. My arms and legs are powerless and uncoordinated. I could not drive a car. My hands were numb and my forearms felt strange, as if they did not belong to my body. I was not hungry and did not feel like eating, let alone drinking or talking. I then took only 25mg again and held the next day consultation with my doctor. He said I first had to get used to the pills and should calmly increase the dose. I have done this for the weekend. In general I am in a bad mood since I took the pills. How depressive, but without reason. I have not laughed since then. I do not want to talk or eat. The thought of having to use my arms to put something in my mouth and open my mouth – I’m not motivated enough. Everything is too exhausting. My head is totally fogged and I feel dizzy. My arms do not do what they should. I keep crying – for no reason. I do not want to go out. I sleep most of the time. At least I have a week off now and I’m home. I could not go to work like that. I should even increase the dose. If it stays that way with the side effects, I’ll stop the medication. Whether it helps against the headache, I can not say so exactly.

  13. Mariana P. Schmucker says:
    4.5 rating

    Topamax for Migraine

    I had migraine almost every day when I came to my neurologist, Natil N had not worked, so now he wanted to try topiramate. It got a little better, but these side effects, uhlala. Tingling in the hands, on the face and feet, dizziness – I can live with that. Often I feel so damned dejected and funny and I just do not know why and most of all I feel really stupid. I also forget a lot, can NOT remember anything. I know, for example sometimes no longer what I did yesterday and must first consider and think about 10 minutes … that is blatant and was not so before. As if the pills would just make you stupid, so you just forget the migraine and no more pain. It happens to me that stupid things, that’s incredible … And of course you’re tired, but I can live with it, even if I feel very depressed and often just do not feel like anything. I’m just bothered by the funny feeling, as if I’m really on a trip, or something, I do not know …. And sometimes I just get so sad and start howling. And mineral water tastes no longer the way it tasted, from today to tomorrow it tasted different. I’ve always been a water-drinker … now it’s no longer 🙁 It tastes of metal, or I do not know … Sweet sometimes … somehow, just bad, but it’s not that bad either, just like that a minor matter 😀 Unfortunately I had now the last three days Migraeneanfaelle although I take morning and evening tablets (25mg in the morning and 100mg in the evening) For the Anfaelle I take Maxalt I do not know if I should continue now with the ingestion or whether I I just do not want migraines anymore 😉 Sure, the migraine has become less, which I’m very happy about … but mhhh, these side effects … – & gt; Zwick mill. So: strong side effects and still migraines. Wish you good luck!

  14. William D. Ellenburg says:
    4.5 rating

    Topamax for Migraine

    I got Topamax for migraine. Never again. Over time, various side effects came. I could concentrate worse, being built so close to the water, my brainpower less, forgetfulness higher, and customers realizing a change of nature. After discontinuing Topamax these phenomena disappeared. Sneaky at these side effects, I found that they were almost as slow as fog came in November, so I myself did not notice (the context). Although I noticed that I could remember things bad, was built near the water, etc, but the cause I did not come. This turned out only after discontinuation. My migraine disappeared after I got wg blood pressure amlodipine after a week about

  15. Iva J. Solano says:
    5.0 rating

    Topamax for A headache; Migraine

    Topiramate25 (Topamax) for almost 1 year! SATISFIED!!! No migraine with aura more !!! Headache partly only during the period !!! Earlier every 2 days !!! And in case of stress the seizures with aura and paralysis !!! Today I can count the headache on one hand a month !!! I already wrote a report about a year ago! Meanwhile, I can say more about it! I take a topiramate25 every day! Of course my body had to get used to it and I had dizziness and sweating and tingling for about 2 weeks! That’s gone but gone !!! The tingling you get well away with BANANA food :-)! I have a different attitude to life !!! So far no attack !!! And if I have Kofschmerzwn then in the time when I have my period (but can work with it) which was hardly possible in the past and when I am cold! Otherwise I’m fine !!! I also drink 2 liters a day and try to reduce stress! I’m doing great!!! Incidentally, the same appetite as before 😉 You should try it!

    Side effects: Tingle; Dizziness
  16. John I. Gerdes says:
    4.0 rating

    Topamax for Epilepsy; Migraine

    About 30 years ago I had my first migraine attacks; originally it was unilateral severe pain in the right temple, combined with nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound. The complaints have changed over the years, so I \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Sehstöhrungen and headache had to fight. In the past, however, the complaints only once a month, so I could be happy if it lasted for a seizure a day … End of December last year, then an epileptic seizure was added to me by Notartzt led to the hospital. Since then I take Topamax. I am very very divided. I had actually given up the hope to find something against the migraine attacks. The first 4 weeks since I took Topamax I had the feeling that the Sehstöhrungen still lurking in the background \ can not break through; mitlerweile but also that is gone. Sehstöhrungen / Auren I have since had no more; not for the first time in 20 years !! But there are mitlerweile a whole bunch of other z.T. serious side effects: tingling in the hands + feet, loss of appetite, listlessness, fatigue, suicidal thoughts (!), memory lapses; I take at the time in the morning + in the evening 50 mg each; I wish you success!