User Reviews for Topiramate

Also known as: Qudexy XR, Topamax, Topamax Sprinkle, Topiragen, Trokendi XR

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Review by Anonymous:

For Migraine Prevention: Anyone who is having trouble with carbonated beverages please don't let this medicine push you away. Your taste buds will grow accustomed like wine and or a craft ale. Give it time. I'm a beer/sparkling water drinker myself.

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December 14, 2014 8:54 AM

Review by Mlarae (taken for less than 1 month):

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6.0

Topamax (topiramate) for Migraine Prevention: Prevented migraines, but made me want to cry all the time and made me a raging lunatic at the same time.

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December 4, 2014 12:41 AM

Review by that girl that gets migraines daily:

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2.0

Topamax (topiramate) for Migraine Prevention: I've been prescribed this medication twice. Each time I took a tablet I got sick and nauseous. It increased my migraines and the pain I was experiencing. I refuse to use this medication, and my nurse practitioner refuses to try any new medication on me. I am forced to live a migraine infused life style and live with the pain.

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December 1, 2014 12:55 AM

Review by jennmorgan1393:

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6.0

For Migraine Prevention: Topamax worked great to relieve my daily headaches and migraines. Taking it twice daily, it didn't take long to start enjoying life again without headaches, but as time went on, the side effects just kept getting more and more intense. I could deal with the tingling in my fingers, hands, and feet, but waking up completely disoriented, not being able to think straight or concentrate, not being able to form sentences or find the right words finally got to me after about a year/year and a half and I weened off of it. It's unfortunate because it felt amazing not to have headaches everyday. I am also small to begin with and I lost about 15 pounds on it, I usually had to force myself to eat due to having absolutely no appetite.

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November 14, 2014 3:18 PM

Review by Mizzjad (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

For Obesity: I've been taking 25mg daily for the past 5 days and already lost 3.8kg or 8.3lbs. It's also been acting as a great mood stabiliser which is awesome because I have bipolar and Seroquel alone wasn't doing enough. Very happy with Topamax so far.

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November 8, 2014 6:23 PM

Review by Emmy91 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

For Migraine Prevention: The medicine is the only thing that has kept me from ending up at the ER. The stuff has completely diminished my migraines, I don't even get them anymore and I started taking the medication mid August. However I am intolerate to temperatures above 68 degrees and I am a healthy 23 year old female who did not have this problem prior to this medication. Even with ice pressed to my neck I will overheat in a house set on 70 & I puke and get a migraine instantly. Apparently that's one of the side affects of the medication. Two other side effects are I am rarely hungry and caffeinated beverages taste terrible but that price is a small price to pay to be migraine free. And take in morning!! Will keep you awake at night!!!

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October 29, 2014 1:38 AM

Review by connieg89:

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9.0

For Obesity: I have ADD and with that I have no self control over food, I've battled weight my entire adult life. My psychiatrists prescribed me topiramate, it's been 5 days today and I'm down 8.5 pds. Side effects are I feel pretty weak doing everything, fatigue, I've been getting hot a lot and I work outside. I just hope and pray these issues go away because the topiramate really works great controlling the cravings. I'm never hungry I love it.

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October 22, 2014 6:09 PM

Review by ardoma (taken for less than 1 month):

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8.0

For Migraine Prevention: I've been on this medication for about three weeks. It has helped with the migraines...I don't have as many episodes, and when I do have it, it's not as severe. Haven't experienced any bad side effects. The one side effect (which seems to be the most common) is appetite suppression, change in sense of taste, and constant thirst. I haven't lost much weight in three weeks, but I have a feeling the longer I'm on this medicine, the more I will lose. I guess it's a good thing.

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October 19, 2014 12:44 PM

Review by oif_vet (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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9.0

Topamax (topiramate) for Seizure Prevention: Good medication, reduced My GMS disorder but now I see the effects of being on this medication. I've been on it for 3 years now and like I said it reduced my grand mal seizures. But I've lost 40lbs. I have trouble. Speaking the complete thought in my mind and I'm always exhausted. Though, I have other issues that affect my sleeping habits, as I am a veteran. Pros and cons so consider them.

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October 15, 2014 2:46 PM

Review by Amanda919 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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6.0

Topamax (topiramate) for Migraine Prevention: Worked wonderful to get rid of my headaches! For the first time in nine years I didn't have daily headaches. The side effects were awful though!! Ringing in the ears, dizziness, flushing, numb face/hands/arms/feet, the list goes on and on. My doctor had to wean me off of it.

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October 14, 2014 11:07 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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10

For Obesity: I have been on topiramate for about 10 months now and have lost almost 60 lbs. I have had no real side affects except a very dry mouth if i don't drink enough during the day while I am am at work. My family Doctor has been monitoring my weight loss since day one. I also changed my cooking and eating habits and stopped drinking soft drinks and no longer crave sweets unless it is that time of the month. I have been overweight most of my life and I have tried for years to loose the weight by exercising and weight watchers but it wouldn't come off and stay off, and now it is!

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October 8, 2014 10:37 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

Topamax (topiramate) for Bipolar Disorder: Taking Topamax with Zoloft ... my first week was a tough but I feel so good. I have PTS, bipolar, depression, anxiety and in the 4 months I had three episodes and that's so good I was having episodes everyday. I feel good.

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October 2, 2014 3:37 AM

Review by Steph B (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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10

Topamax (topiramate) for Bipolar Disorder: I have been taking Topamax for mood disorder for the past six months along with my antidepressant and anxiety meds and I thinks it's GREAT! It's improved my mood so much with no side effect. I recommend it to anyone.

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September 13, 2014 1:23 AM

Review by usmcwife0341 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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4.0

Topamax (topiramate) for Migraine Prevention: I've been on Topamax for about 5 months now (100 am/100 pm) and finally giving up faith. The negative side effects outweigh the slight change in my migraines. Carbonated beverages taste terrible, I have to force myself to eat, I stutter constantly, I can never find the right words and often switch up words in a sentence. My memory is horrid, and I always see tracers, which is enough to drive anyone crazy. The only pluses are the slight decrease in consistency of my migraines and the weight loss.

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September 11, 2014 4:50 PM

Review by Ms treatment resistant:

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6.0

Topamax (topiramate) for Bulimia: I was on Topamax 2x 50 mg worked perfect for 31 days, then the effect wore off, now I am on day 3, Dr. Increased dosage 100mg 2x per day, works perfect. I am cautious as I have been 6 months relapse free on 60 mg fluoxetine before the effects wore off. Will give an update. I have been on all other kinds of SSRIs or SNRIs, which had no effect. My history, I am 42 years old, I have treatment refractory Bulimia since 28 years, purging type. Start with AN with a simple diet, normal childhood, no trauma or abuse, two lengthy hospital stays in the 80s and 90s 5 years of CGJung psychoanalysis all to 0 avail. Learned a lot but have never been in recovery. I try anything to be better.

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September 10, 2014 11:42 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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7.0

Topamax (topiramate) for Migraine Prevention: I've been on Topamax for about a week now great results. carbonated drinks taste horrible little confused in class but overall its a Lifesaver. My migraines had me suicidal.

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September 9, 2014 11:02 AM

Review by Moocowdisease:

Topamax (topiramate) for Smoking Cessation: This slows down my smoking but I haven't quit yet. It puts me in a better mood and mom said its to lose weight but I don't think so. The one to lose weight is phentermine. I take Topamax 100 mg twice a day, atenolol at night, and Klonopin at night. Atenolol sleeps my body and kKlonopin sleeps my mind and it makes dream really good like the show fat guy stuck in internet. It just puts you in your fantasy at night.

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September 3, 2014 8:09 PM

Review by Unanimous:

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8.0

For Migraine Prevention: I've been suffering badly with migraines nearly everyday for the past 18 months while sitting my GCSE exams, so it made it even more difficult as I couldn't concentrate. I was put on these tablets 2 months ago and they have massively helped, while they have not got rid of the migraines completely, rather than having one every day and not being good for anything at all times I tend to go weeks without one and just suffer with a migraine for 2-3 days which I much prefer as I know that most days I will be fine. I have had most side effects but they are manageable; pins and needles, memory loss, clumsiness, runny nose, sore throat, swollen joints, mixing words, tired all the time, unable to sleep a full night, lack of concentration and more.

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August 31, 2014 8:26 PM

Review by Mike_West Coast:

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2.0

Topamax (topiramate) for Obesity: Awful. I lost 10 pounds in 5 weeks before I had to quit Topamax due to side effects, which were terrible. They included: memory loss and "senior moments" which increased 10-fold, I think this medicine dropped my IQ at least 15 points, that "I'm not part of this world" feeling of disconnectedness; and overheating to the point that I simply could not work out. Gained the 10 pounds back within 3 weeks of quitting.

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August 31, 2014 1:47 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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10

Topamax (topiramate) for Fibromyalgia: This medication in combination with other medicines gave me my life back. I had unsuccessful or allergic reactions to other meds that I had tried. I thank my doctor and this medicine every day for giving me my life back.

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August 26, 2014 2:42 PM

Review by Wonder medication! (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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10

Topamax (topiramate) for Migraine Prevention: I've been taking Topamax (brand) for approximately ten years. Due to severe migraines this was the only medication to prevent what had been dabilitating headaches, nausea & vomiting, sensitivity to light, smell, sound, movement, and dizziness. After several years, my insurance refused to continue payment of the brand until I tried the generic tablets. After 3 days, the original symptoms returned. They finally approved continued payment of brand and now two years later they again have refused to cover (pay) for medication although it falls under the plan. For three months, my neurologist and I have issued appeals with no clear explanation of the denial. I would just like to again take meds to rid myself of this pain.

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August 20, 2014 10:32 PM

Review by Sam2287:

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1.0

Topamax (topiramate) for Migraine Prevention: Took a 50 mg last night before bedtime for the 1st time. Woke up like a zombie, my top lip numb, in a fog, soda taste metallic. I can't function on this medicine. I function better with migraines. I am a receptionist, and about to fall asleep at my desk.

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August 14, 2014 8:43 AM

Review by Swissalps:

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1.0

For Migraine Prevention: Although this medicine helps you fall asleep, you will not stay asleep. I would get a migraine an hour into my slumber then toss & turn all night and of course the cranky morning ensues. This med caused more migraines for me, stomach pain, and less sleep and that hardly outweighs my regular migraine schedule of pain three days in a row. More pain does not equal beneficial.

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August 6, 2014 3:06 PM

Review by manc_lover (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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8.0

Topamax (topiramate) for Bipolar Disorder: I've been on every medicine. I've had electroshock therapy. Medications don't really work for me very well. I'm only taking Lithium ER 450 mg right now cos my body can't handle more of it. I was taking Topamax for headaches, I thought, but my psychiatrist said it might help my mood. Been taking it for years. I didn't know that it did work for me until I stopped using it. I broke into a manic episode because I started taking that Garcinia weight loss thing, and I wasn't on the Topamax. Well, I guess Topamax DOES work.

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July 30, 2014 2:24 PM

Review by D1954 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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1.0

Topamax Sprinkle (topiramate) for Fibromyalgia: Not a good fit for me. Did not alleviate my symptoms and increased thoughts of death and feeling of hopelessness. Also experienced chronic urinary tract infections.

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July 20, 2014 5:26 PM

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