Topamax memory loss relief

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JLynne
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Date Joined Aug 2005
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   Posted 8/23/2005 9:54 PM (GMT -6)   
 I have been on topamax for 6 weeks back to 75 mg after working up to 100 mg ( for 1 week only) and have had severe memory loss. My doctor recommended a few days ago to drink 1 tsp of baking soda in a glass of water twice a day.
 
It is helping! Has anyone heard of this or tried this? I was thinking of stopping the medication but now have hope?

Nicky (coquitlam55)
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   Posted 8/25/2005 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi JLynne

I have never heard of this, though may try it if it works. I hate forgetting things, especially words. I feel like a moron half the time. I'm at 75 mg and about to increase 1/2 tablet a day. I was up to 200 mg but came back down because the side effects were so bad. Going up very slowly seems to also minimize the side effects.


Coquitlam55 (aka Nicky)
 
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Nicky (coquitlam55)
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   Posted 8/25/2005 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello,
 
As I was reading your message I read it to my husband. He said, that's just Soda Water, which made me think. One of the cravings I have on Topamax is Club Soda and / or Perrier. I could drink it all day. When I don't take Topamax I don't go near either as I find them distasteful. I wonder if the cravings are related and if the Club Soda or Perrier would have the effects as drinking Baking Soda. To be honest drinking Baking Soda sounds disgusting.
Coquitlam55 (aka Nicky)
 
"The world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it." --Helen Keller
I try and remember this each day I have a headache that I'm not sure I can overcome.


tysmyboo
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   Posted 8/27/2005 12:15 PM (GMT -6)   

it sounds horrible!!!!!!!!!!

but if it works, I am all about it....

HAS ANYONE ELSE TRIED IT??? AND WHAT HAVE YOU FOUND? JLynne...email me with this doctor's info!

Thanks,

Sara


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