Exhaustion and Topamax

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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 2/21/2007 1:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Is anyone exhausted all the time?
I am one 125mg of Topamax a day. I also have headaches/Migraines everyday. I get 8-10 hours a sleep a night and usually take a nap during the day. I am always tired and never have any energy. Do any of you have this side effect from topamax?

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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 2/21/2007 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi. I just found this board. Never posted here before. I take 100mg of Topamax a day and I was feeling sleepy all the time, too. My Dr. prescribed me Cymbalta to give me more energy. I've been taking it for a little over a week and I can see lots of improvement. I'm sleeping 8 hours a night and I'm not tired while at work.

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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 2/21/2007 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
When I was on Topamax I was always tired as well. It never did work for the migraines so I finally got off of it. I tried many other things, so many I can't recall most of them. That was a few years back. I gave up on all the preventive and just take migraine/pain medication to abort the migraine. Sometimes it feels as if nothing is ever going to stop them but at least for awhile I get some relief. There is hope in that at least.
Take care and have a pain free day.

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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 2/21/2007 9:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh my goodness, I was always tired as well. I would to go work and I felt like a zomby all the time. It was aweful. I was also depressed, from the topamax and being in pain. So my dr prescribed me the Cymbalta  at 30 mg to start with, an anti depressant that is used to treat chronic pain. I noticed a difference right away. I am still tired, but not nearly as much as I was. And my mood is so much better. It was definitely a good thing going on Cymbalta.

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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 3/31/2007 12:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been on Topamax since November and just started feeling soooo tired that I went to the Dr. See I am already on Inderal(beta blocker for tremors/pain), Lexapro(anti-depressant 20mg) , valium, the Topamax, and then But/apap/caf and vicadin and imitrex (as needed) all to control pain and MIGRAINes....and I still get them....but what I was going to say is that I JUST started gettting tired and my Doc said now to try something called Cyproheptadine...said it is a long shot but if it works then we get off the Topamax....I am sooo tired of all of this crap.. tired of being in pain and ect. if you know what I mean. I have tried a lot of stuff...but I am beginning to think that still just to take the three right when I get a headache might be better..But/apap/caf and vicadin and imitrex (as needed) ..but the Dr said the prob is that I can't always tell when they are coming..till its too late. :>(
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