Post Edited (Hello~Kitty) : 2/14/2008 10:53:03 PM (GMT-7)
Unfortunately, topomax has a long list of fun little side effects, particularly when you first begin taking it. Any side effect you're worried about, you need to notify your dr about and discuss it with them. Headaches weren't a side effect for me when I started taking topamax, but I had the tingling in my hands/feet that drove me crazy.
Yes, I got those weird side effects also. That weird tingly feeling in my finger tips was just weird and annoying, and drinking soda pop was aweful, tasted like I was drinking really old flat soda everytime I drank anything, no matter what kind of soda it was. Well I was suppose to go up to taking 25mg twice a day but I think I'm gonna stay at just taking it once a day for now, the headaches are gonna be here no matter if I stop this med or not. But the side effects seem to get worse the second I took that 2nd dose in a 24hr period, so maybe sticking with a smaller dose for a while wont kill me.(hopefully) Well thank you for the replies.
Hi - I'm new to this board. I started topiramate (generic Topamax) a week ago. I had a lot of side effects, I can't get my thought together, headache, stomach upset, dizziness, headache, trouble sleeping, tingling hands and feet and the newest and my personal favorite constipation. I was taking 25 mg at bedtime but could not sleep, on on my doctors orders I started taking it in the morning today and slept better last night. We (my doctor and I) have decided not to increase my dose until my side effects improve. The tinglingling and stomach up seem to have improved but are still present. I still have a problem with my thoughts and I still have a pretty bad headache but I have hopes that they too will improve. I willing to try and stick it out for a few more weeks but if I'm still experiencing side effects I may discontinue the treatment. I'm thankful for this forum. Until now I felt like I was suffering with my headaches and migraines and now these side effects alone and that no one else understood what I was going through.
Thank you all for sharing your experiences. I hope we all get the relief we need and deserve.