I experienced similar side effects to topamax My current neurologist told me that the previous one had me on too high a dosage. It was lowered but I still have problems with nausea and have to carry phenergan everywhere I go. I am trying to give the topamax a chance but have not seen the kind of resuls others here have seemded to.
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I did start out very slow since last dec. now up to 100mg 2 times a day an just recently beginning the dry mouth with other side effects. But also with other meds flexerill, lexapro mouth drying meds. went to see specialist along with my dentist and gp all are working with me. I was on Neurontin for nerve pain and that med I gain 50 lbs and and got 11 cavaties and never had a cavitiy in my life was that a shocker. so my gp took me off that and put me on Topamax. I think that is the med that is causing all the problem. So now I have to see an oral surgeon to get the saliva glands open. and see my gp to revaluate my meds . It is not painful , the specialist called it chronic dry mouth it is very very annoying and the salt taste is driving me nuts. He said drink alot of water which I can not it bloats me bad. Oh me .Roz
the combination of medications could be contributing to some of your issues....Other medications can make the Topamax feel stronger and alter the side effects making them more pronounced.
For kittycat27---It IS odd that different people get different side affects from the same drugs. I had trouble with Depakote, too. But my trouble was short term memory loss. My husband would tell me where he was going and would leave the house. The phone would ring and I'd wait for him to answer it. I was recovering from an illness and many people with the same illness had the same memory problem. So it was a couple of years before I asked a new migraine doc if it could be either of my migraine meds. He kept me on the Elavil and took me off the Depakote. Then he put me on Topamax. I'm up to 200mg Topamax, taken 100mg in the morning, and 100mg at night. I don't notice any dopamax that people talk about. And I don't think anyone else has ever mentioned memory trouble with Depakote. But getting off the Depakote cured my memory. Just wish stopping it hadn't brought back the migraines.
I hope you tolerate the Topamax well and don't get those awful side affects. Happy studying!