Concentration difficulties effect of Topamax

We have 190 consumer reports for Topamax. Concentration difficulties effect occurred in 3%.

Patients statistics on Concentration difficulties side effect for Topamax

Female
Male

Average weight in Lbs
161.49
171.96

Average height in Ft
5′ 7″
5′ 7″

Average age
32
58

Topamax Circle Diagram 6 consumers of 190 reported about Concentration difficulties

  1. 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

  2. Charlotte J. Tyree says:
    3.0 rating

    Topamax for Epilepsy

    Ergenyl makes me tired and I could not gain weight. And was unfocused at school and at work. And I just feel limp. Topamax did not help with my seizures. And I made kidney stones. Just had two kidney stone ops in a year behind each other.

  3. 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

  4. Lindsay B. Mooney says:
    4.5 rating

    Topamax for Epilepsy

    Starting with the medication, when I was twelve years old and had two seizures, you diagnosed epilepsy. When stopping the medication, I often had sweats, sleep problems and had trouble concentrating. At the time I was feeling very bad – but at the time I was a bit mule and so I lost a few kilos – but could also be related to a change in diet. Now I start to crawl the drug, take only 50 mg in the evening and drive quite well with it.

  5. Joseph C. Meyer says:
    5.0 rating

    Topamax for A headache

    After having had a bad headache almost daily for about 2 weeks, the doctor prescribed the Topamax for 3 months as a cure. I started with 25 mg, which did not help, only when I increased the dose to 50 mg on the advice of the doctor, the daily headache disappeared. The side effects came slowly. Loss of appetite, diarrhea, nausea and with time more and more fatigue. Could concentrate badly and became more and more forgetful. Has recurrent violent palpitations (with normal blood pressure) and came in the smallest effort (Treppesteigen) in respiratory distress. At night I often woke up because my feet were tingling, my heart was thumping, or I had cold sweats. It got worse every day until I could not get out of bed for the last few days. The morning shower had gone so hard that I had to lie down again. Since I could not muster the strength to cook, I wanted to put at least one pizza in the oven for my children. To bring the pizza from the cellar into the kitchen had triggered tachycardia and breathlessness. Suddenly I realized that I was getting dizzy, the hands and feet began to tingle and became numb, my whole body was vexed. Could just alert the emergency call before I could no longer hold the phone and lie on the kitchen floor with numb arms and legs. Of course, I was panicked and thought, now everything is over. The spasm resolved, however, again after about 10 minutes (with the arrival of the ambulance). I was checked for safety in the hospital, but heart, lungs, everything o.k .. The doctor said it could have been very good the side effects of Topamax and I should leave it out. Do not take it for 2 days anymore and feel like a new person! Today I even cooked and cleaned again, no racing heart any more and my head does not feel as heavy as lead!

  6. Beatrice D. McDaniel says:
    3.0 rating

    Topamax for Epilepsy

    While taking Topamax I had extreme mood swings, difficulty concentrating, numbness / tingling in the limbs and was very easily irritable. I also had difficulties in my job because of the mentioned side effects. Since the success of the treatment was only very moderate, I was then switched to Lamotrigine.