TOPAMAX AND ALCOHOL

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kath109
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   Posted 5/29/2011 9:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I very rarely drink and i asked a pharmacist if i could drink on this medication and my doctor said i could as well in moderation, but what is moderation. I have an event coming up and Id like to have a couple of drinks. Have any of you on topamax done this, how has it been?

CRPSpatient
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   Posted 5/30/2011 10:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Whew... admittedly I'm on Oxycontin as well as Topamax (I use it for neuropathic pain), but I can't even have a sip of alcohol. I've never been a big drinker, but previously had a good tolerance for alcohol.
CRPS since 1999, diagnosed in 2005 and since spread to full body, spasms, dystonia & contractures, gastroparesis, orthostatic hypotension,bradycardia/tachycardia, bone spurs, 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.

luckyflowers
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   Posted 5/30/2011 4:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,

I have been on Topamax for a long time...I am not a big drinker at all, but the few times I do go out I can tend to over do it. With that being said, yes I have and I have been fine. I take 100mg and I take it at night.

Good luck and most of all have fun.

kath109
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   Posted 5/30/2011 5:44 PM (GMT -6)   
You guys are great! Thanks so much!! I just came back from the pharmacist and he told me the same thing. Just not to drink to the point of being on the floor :P and to take the topamax a few hours before. I am only on 50 mg too so I guess its not so bad. I havent had any side effects yet as well....
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