Mood swings effect of Topamax

We have 190 consumer reports for Topamax. Mood swings effect occurred in 11%.

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  1. Doloris R. Gordon says:
    2.0 rating

    Topamax for Epilepsy

    My older daughter, 17 years old, has been on Topamax for 2 years, previously on Phenhydan for 14 years (previously on Luminal). The initial target dose of Topamax for my daughter was 125 mg (50 – 0 – 75), after about 2 months we had to increase to 150 mg, then about 175 mg again about a year ago. Until then, she tolerated the Topamax quite well, minor side effects such as uncontrollable laughing fits, occasional muscle tremors, a slight ataxia, and mild sleep disorders but there were already. But she was as good as seizure free. Almost 2 months ago we had to increase again to 200 mg per day (100 – 0 – 100) because the epileptic seizures started to increase again after gaining size and weight. And shortly after this increase began the difficulties: My daughter suddenly suffers from very strong restlessness (completely uncontrollable fidgeting in a wheelchair, while strong loud), massive sleep and drowsiness (up to 3 hours awake at night), besides, it has from now on massive screaming attacks, sometimes not calming for up to an hour, and also extreme mood swings: in one minute she still laughs, in the next minute she screams for no apparent reason. Of course, we do not want to have any seizure freedom at this price, so that we can reduce the Topamax immediately, and then, if necessary, creep in another drug.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 ….

  4. Astrid R. Lorenz says:
    4.0 rating

    Topamax for Epilepsy

    At the beginning 10kg weight gain, duration of mental fatigue, no more ability to concentrate in school conclusion worse grades, strong mood swings, by taking too much lamictal eye problem like eye pressure or something, but was better in low dose. Loss of appetite due to additional intake of Topomax positive effect 22 kg weight loss.

  5. Barbara T. Howard says:
    4.5 rating

    Topamax for Migraine

    The dosage increase at the beginning was difficult, as difficult to divide tablets. Now I take 2 times a day 25 mg that works well, unfortunately you have to keep to 12-hour interval, otherwise occur first side effects such as tingling in hands and feet. I also have mood swings, I’ve become more unstable, had my first kidney stone this week ( AUA !!!) and will probably settle it now. A pity, the migraine is as good as gone. I lost 6 pounds in 3 months, was ok. Loss of appetite is also one of the side effects with me. Unfortunately, word finding disorders and uncertainty in everyday life too.

  6. Roselee R. Mason says:
    4.0 rating

    Topamax for Migraine

    Weight loss (-10kg), blurred vision, cold feet, dizziness, occasional Stimmugnsschwankungen .. (but I am 18 years old and female, so no connection must exist =)) and I had a thrombosis, but you do not know if Topamax was the Auslöder for it ,

  7. Hattie S. Smith says:
    3.5 rating

    Topamax for Migraine

    I started with 25mg. Increase by 25mg monthly and I am now at 75mg (4×25). I had to start so creeping, because the side effects were so strong. Mood swings, depression, agitation, aggression, nightmares, anxiety. Since the burning on hands and feet was the most harmless. Since my migraine but very strong and common is nothing else than medication – Topamax is effective for me but I will probably still have to increase to 100 mg, if the side effects allow. Risk of weight loss I have to counteract with high calorie diet. Bananas and dried fruit are supposed to help against tingling – but I can not confirm that. Drink a lot of water against the kidney stone danger.