Topamax Side Effects

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kwikkitty
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   Posted 4/6/2011 7:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
 
I have been on 50mg of Topamax for Migraine for ~ 3 months (25mg did nothing)and the migraines have gone (Absolute blessing!!).
However, like many, I have side effects I don't like.
The minor side effects are altered taste, loss of appetite, peripheral tingling and numbness, tiredeness and anxiety.  I can live with these.
 
However, I also have constant mild depression and this I can't handle.
I am prepared to put up with this if I think it will go tho.
 
I would like to hear from anyone who has had the Topamax side effect of depression and can tell me how long it lasted, or what they did.
 
Thanks.

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 4/6/2011 7:49 AM (GMT -6)   
i haven't kwikkitty. maybe your doc can help. others will chime in soon. ps, welcome to the forum. with compassion, jamie
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getting by
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   Posted 4/6/2011 8:54 AM (GMT -6)   
HI there,

I haven't taken topomax either but would like to welcome you to the forum. I hope that you get some answers soon.

Take care,

Hugs, Karen
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poetrygirl
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   Posted 9/29/2011 9:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been on topamax 50mg twice/day for about 2 months and the altered taste sensation is so terrible that I'm ready to go off of it. It' initially was a godsend to me becasue it was the only thing that had taken away the head pressure of my almost daily migraines and it was such a a relief that I though I could deal with the hair thinning and the tingling sensations, even the fogginess. But nothing tastes right and it's just getting worse. Even water tastes bitter. I can't eat or drink anything and get pleasure. I'm always hungry and never feel satisfied so I just stop eating. I've thrown more food away even at restaurants. Even dry food like pretzels taste horrible, almost like garbage, I guess people describe it like a metallic taste, but I don't know, it just tastes bad. I always have to ask my husband if something tastes ok, because I can'tt tell. It could be spoiled for all I know. Has anyone else had this experience, and if so, does it go away eventuallly? If not,, I truly can't live like this. It's really depressing, moreso than the headaches. I'm new to this forum. I'd appreciate any input. Thanks.

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 9/30/2011 12:47 AM (GMT -6)   
geez thats rough!!!!!!!!! i hope you get some answers soon. with compassion, jamie
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