User Reviews for Topiramate

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

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Topiramate review summary

6.3/10 Average Rating

20 Ratings with 14 User Reviews

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Reviews for Topiramate to treat Fibromyalgia

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

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10

Topamax (topiramate): 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 D1954 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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1.0

Topamax Sprinkle (topiramate): 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

Review by DogLover425312 (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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10

I have tried a lot of different medications for fibromyalgia. Some work but cause significant weight gain. This one works significantly well. I actually stopped taking it for 3 months because my I didn't have insurance, and my body felt HORRIBLE. It became WORSE AND WORSE. I started taking it again and I felt SO much better. For those of you that truly experience the extreme fatigue and pain from fibromyalgia, I strongly recommend trying Topiramate.

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June 22, 2014 5:14 PM

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

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10

Topamax (topiramate): Took away 95% of my pain

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April 13, 2014 11:48 AM

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

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3.0

Topamax (topiramate): I was on Topamax for almost a month, but I had to stop because of the painfully tingly feet. It didn't do much for my pain overall either. I was also taking it to curb my appetite and for PMDD, but my appetite was the same or worse and it did nothing for the PMDD (might have actually made it worse!). We tried this because Geodon worked well for my PMDD but suddenly stopped working after 4 years (and gave me tardive dyskinesia).

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September 12, 2013 12:43 AM

Review by Holycats7 (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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6.0

Topamax (topiramate): Helps with sleep and weight loss

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August 31, 2013 12:38 PM

Review by tinkerbell420 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

Topamax (topiramate): I was put on Topamax 2 months ago after a serious car accident that left me in a flare up of my fibromyalgia. I have not reacted well to medications in the past and have had serious reactions which lead to serious consequences to the other meds I was on. Topamax has been the only medication that I have been able to tolerate well. It does take a while for it to start working though and I have had a few side effects but none that I'm not willing to put up with and 2 of them have gone away since I have started the Topamax.

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April 27, 2013 1:45 AM

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

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1.0

Topamax (topiramate): WEIGHT LOSS GREAT but hair loss is not worth it

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May 20, 2012 2:37 PM

Review by efloyd105:

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1.0

Topamax (topiramate): Had cognitive thought and short term memory loss issues.

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December 16, 2011 10:36 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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1.0

Topamax (topiramate): This medication made me very anxious and caused panic attacks.

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August 15, 2011 9:06 PM

Review by gallardond:

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1.0

Topamax (topiramate): I didn't like Topamax. I became very paranoid, anxious and since I have been off of it I still have mild side effects from it. Not a good experience. Glad it works for some.

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August 10, 2011 3:44 PM

Review by ponygal1963:

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9.0

Topamax (topiramate): This has been a wonder drug for me when combined with Cymbalta. I have suffered for years and had been on narcotic pain killers. The pain had finally gotten so bad that even those weren't working. I work in Pre-K and didn't want to give up my job to become a disabled person living at home on pain killers. I found an awesome Doctor who understood that I didn't want to live on those types of medications. After only two visits she tapered me off of the medicines I was on and started me on Topamax along with Cymbalta. That is all I take. No more pain! Life is wonderful again.

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April 28, 2010 1:59 PM

Review by mommarae:

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10

Topamax (topiramate): It's a wonder drug - my daughter takes it and lost so much weight. Her headache's are gone, she feels like a million bucks.

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December 21, 2009 7:12 PM

Review by W.Wikoff:

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10

I used Lyrica for six months and gained ten pounds a month. I have been off of the Lyrica since April and have only lost 15 pounds. Recently started 100 mg of Topamax at bedtime and this is the answer! It actually will encourage the body to shed weight and have lost six pounds. Pain has gone from an intolerable 7 or 8 on the pain scale to about a 3. This is what I have been praying for.

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November 23, 2009 9:42 PM

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