Anyone here have a child on Topamax?

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Ducky
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   Posted 4/29/2008 4:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey there.. My step-daughter recently was diagnosed with migraines.. and the neurologist put her on Topamax.. She's been on it for a little over a month now, and so far, no migraines.. she's had headaches, but not migraines.. :-)
 
Well, shortly after she was put on Topamax (within the week) she started spotting.. We (her mom and I) thought she had started her period.. She's 9, will be 10 this summer.. and we both thought that was a bit early, but she's had all the 'tell-tale' signs for a while, so we thought, 'Well, it's just her time'.. sad
 
But then my step-daugher's Aunt got put on Topamax, and it made her spot.. so no I'm wondering, did she really start her period?  Or was it the Topamax?  It has been a month since she "started" and she hasn't started again.. but I also know, with puberty, it's not always regular at first.. eyes
 
Anyone else out there deal with this?  Any feedback would be really appreciated!  Thanks for reading! scool


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missy274
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   Posted 5/25/2008 11:45 AM (GMT -6)   
 I have not had that problem because it is my son that was on Topomax.  I will say that after 6-8 weeks he started feeling pressure on the eyes and the Dr. said to have a eye test done for Glaucoma because it is a side effect. Just thought I would give you a heads up on the Topomax side effect that I do know about
Maybe  atleast you will know if this comes up. yeah
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