Posted 10/25/2012 9:45 AM (GMT -6)
I've been on topamax (100mg daily) for about three months now, and in general it's been very helpful in lowering the number and intensity of my daily headaches and migraines. When I first started and was titrating up to 100mg, I had some minor numbness & tingling in my hands and feet, which is a common side effect, but it went away shortly after I got up to the full dosage.
For the last three or four weeks, however, I've had some pretty significant numbness & tingling in my hands and feet every day throughout the day. I saw my primary care doc today and she says it's most likely the topamax, but we're running some bloodwork to be safe and I'm going to try to move up an appointment with my neuro that was originally scheduled for five weeks from now.
Has anyone else had experiences like this where a side effect went away but came back much worse? The numbness & tingling isn't painful per se, but it's certainly annoying and at times can make it a bit difficult to do things like type or walk. If the topamax is the cause, I imagine I'll have to switch to a different drug, which is a shame, since it has been so successful in doing its intended purpose.