I've been on Topomax for 5 months and I've had the usual side effects (weight loss, memory issues, tingling). I'm currently on 100mg 2x a day. Recently I stopped sweating and my doctor has run every test she could think of to find out why. The only thing she found was that I was diabetic. I go to an endocrinologist next month for the sweating issue. When this first happened I looked up Topomax to check the side effects to make sure decreased sweating wasn't one of them. I didn't find it listed anywhere. I did another search tonight and found that decreased sweating is a side effect. Has anyone experienced this and what did your doctor recommend? Thank you for your help.
23 Sep 2009
Hi Amandalbr, decreased sweating is definitely a known side effect of Topamax, along with decreased drinking and eating. One of the things my prescriber warned me about was remembering to drink enough fluids because I would forget due to the way the medication effects the brain/cns. Some other side effects that you can experience out of the blue are strange tastes and/or smells that don't even exist. Again it depends on how the Topamax is interacting with your various brain areas.
If you are taking it for migraine reduction, I would be interested in how it's working for you. Please let me know.
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