I am a 28 year old female. I was diagnosed with complex migraines 2 months ago and was prescribed 25 mg of Topamax once daily. I immediately began suffering from pretty much all the side effects! I dropped a size in clothes within 2 weeks (and I'm not overweight), I had major mood swings, aggression, loss of appetite, tired all the time, memory loss. The side effects gradually got better after about 6 weeks, although my mood, appetite, and memory never improved completely. Yesterday, my neurologist told me to immediately stop taking the Topamax because of my side effects, and because he also saw I had the beginning stages of glaucoma, which is also a side effect of the medicine. He has prescribed Verapamil, which I started this morning. He said that I should not worry about the side effects of abruptly stopping the Topamax because I was on such a low dose for only 2 months coupled with the fact that I am immediately starting another medicine; however, I suffered such horrible side effects at 25 mg that I am wondering if my withdrawal will mirror my bodies reaction to actually being on the medication. Has anyone suffered any withdrawal symptoms after stopping low dose Topamax?
3 Jan 2012
I am so sorry that I didn't see your question earlier! Hope you get this message.
I too was on topamax for about two weeks and stopped it abruptyly. I had no problems whatsoever! In fact, I felt much better off the stuff.
Tis amazing how badly topamax can ruin one's memory and in my case, my vocabulary, I would sit and just search for the right word, feeling slightly stupified the entire time.
Hope you are feeling great,
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