Dizziness effect of Topamax

We have 190 consumer reports for Topamax. Dizziness effect occurred in 16%.

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  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. Bernice M. Jones says:
    4.5 rating

    Topamax for Cluster headache

    Since the diagnosis in 2001 I am receiving preventive treatment with this drug. The application depends on the attack frequency and has already 1000mg daily dose means. Without this treatment, I would be a case of care and from the bed and out of the apartment did not come out. Only through a clear diagnosis of UNI Münster in person Professor Dr.Dr. Evers gave me another chance to shape my life. This treatment concept includes u.a. the standard treatments for cluster headache. Except for an initial weight loss and difficulty concentrating, with slight gait fluctuations and fears, I had no significant side effects with Topamax.

  3. 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
  4. 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

  5. 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!

  6. Jamie R. Walsh says:
    3.5 rating

    Topamax for Epilepsy

    Side effects: Nausea, vomiting, dizzy, kidney stones Has not helped in my attacks. Although I was set relatively high. Was I through the Nebenw.kaumfähig workable.

    Side effects: Kidney stones; Nausea; Dizziness
  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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
  10. 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!

  11. Marilyn M. Morgan says:
    1.0 rating

    Topamax for Epilepsy

    Fatigue, dizziness, ataxia, speech / speech disorders, paresthesia, nystagmus, drowsiness, nervousness, psychomotor slowdown, memory disorders, confusion, loss of appetite, anxiety, attention deficit / loss of concentration, depression, nausea, weight loss, headache, double vision and other vision problems. Psychosis, psychotic symptoms, aggressive behavior, change in taste, agitation, cognitive problems, mood swings, emotional lability, coordination disorders, gait disturbances, suicidal thoughts

  12. Katie J. Anchondo says:
    4.0 rating

    Topamax for Migraine

    Drowsiness, confusion, depression Side-effect is resolved as I have discontinued the medication

    Side effects: Confusion; Dizziness; Depressions
  13. Katherine D. Phelan says:
    4.5 rating

    Topamax for Migraine

    on the first 4 days: Physical: tingling in the feet, numbness in the arms, sometimes in the face; extreme fatigue, do not sleep well; Thirst, lack of appetite but hunger; dizziness cognitive: mood swings, thin skin, disturbances, slowness, eigendlich like a permanent aura …. but it got better in the last few days, only a little tingling, a little tired, but not so next to me, as in the beginning. and I’m still thirsting. now comes the dose increase ….

  14. Allison F. Purvis says:
    3.5 rating

    I was prescribed Topamax in a day clinic. I had significant side effects. I felt sick all day. Tingling in the arms and legs and feeling of weakness throughout the body. Extremely what the tingling under the feet, which was also connected with pain. I was constantly dizzy. Visual disturbances also came about. The worst was the depression, to suicidal thoughts. I absolutely could not concentrate. I’ve had an anxiety disorder for over 14 years, which has now developed into a generalized disorder. The anxiety was compounded when taking Topamax. But none of the doctors wanted me to believe that these are side effects of Topamax. I also took other medications at that time, but when I discontinued Topamax on my own, the symptoms disappeared again. The only good thing about the drug was that I had no more nightmares.

  15. Sherry M. Mercado says:
    4.5 rating

    Topamax for Epilepsy

    Weight loss through Topamax 5kg, tingling for the first 6 weeks, nausea, dizziness, lack of coordination, nervousness. After that again about 6 weeks came an aggressive behavior and great mood problems (from high to low) the medi also did not work alone. So we added Zonegran. Zonegran also caused a small weight loss of 3kg, the first 6 weeks of diarrhea, mild dizziness, double vision, poor memory. Now and then I still have occasional diarrhea problems with memory and what has come to muscle pain, muscle wasting and nodules / Knorkel-like growths on middle fingers and feet, which, if you remove them, come back (is only possible through surgery). And hair loss but I fight with biotin and silica. The only positive I can eat what I want and do not gain weight. But my appetite is not always great !!!