Topamax and nightmares

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   Posted 5/8/2011 4:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone. I'm on topamax for neuropathic pain - I'm actually a regular down on the chronic pain area but am venturing up here in search of help given that it's more commonly used for migraines.

I've been on 50mg twice a day for quite some time with no side effects but my pain started to get out of control again so we increased to 50/75 and then 75/75. The last couple of weeks - really since I hit the 150mg a day - I've been having horrendous nightmares. Normally I don't recall my dreams, but these are so bad and so real that I wake and I am afraid to go back to bed.

Has anyone else on topamax experienced this as a side effect?

Many thanks.

CRPS since 1999, diagnosed in 2005 and since spread to full body, spasms, dystonia & contractures, gastroparesis, orthostatic hypotension, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome.

On Oxycontin/Endone, Topamax, Mobic, Magnesium, Florinef, Somac, Cipramil. Have a spinal cord stimulator, intrathecal pump with baclofen & bupivacaine and doing physio.

Post Edited (CRPSpatient) : 5/8/2011 10:43:12 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 5/8/2011 9:05 AM (GMT -7)   

One of the side effects is sleep disturbance, I am unsure what that means exactly, but when I was on Topomax a vaguely remember dreaming a lot and waking up. The biggest side effect for me persoanlly was severe depression and paranoia!!!

Hope this helps

take care

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