User Reviews for Topamax

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6.5/10 Average Rating

6 Ratings with 6 User Reviews

Compare all 9 medications used in the treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia.

Reviews for Topamax to treat Trigeminal Neuralgia

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

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1.0

Placed on Topamax for severe migraine and trigeminal neuralgia. 3 days later became disorientated with rash and soreness all over body then skin became scaley. Numbness in both hands and feet. Ceased Topamax.

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March 27, 2014 5:10 AM

Review by pepper73:

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10

It took me a year to be diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia - and I had to go to a doctor in Vienna for this, because the doctors in Romania misdiagnosed me - but Topamax is the medicine that really saved my life. Literally! Because I was contemplating suicide, the pain was that bad and nothing else was working for me. I have lost a little weight in the first couple of months and I also have some trouble finding common words while speaking, but otherwise I did not experience any other side effects so far. My cholesterol level is now increasing - I am wondering if anyone is experiencing that as a possible side effect.

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February 23, 2012 8:53 AM

Review by ivebeenthere:

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1.0

This did not help my Trigeminal Neuralgia at all even at high doses. It had helped me in the past for neuropathic pain in my neck, so I was surprised but then, Trigeminal Neuralgia was a surprise. The side effects of high doses of Topamax for me were serious cognitive issues hence, no help - bad side effects. I did find other medicines in combination that work - Nortriptiline, Trileptol and Gabapentin.

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November 6, 2010 10:32 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

OK if you can tolerate the side effects

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March 13, 2009 7:41 AM

Review by MA 57:

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10

I have taken it for 1 and 1/2 years for migraine. Also, after developing chronic lower back pain from degenerative discs it has really helped me cope with the pain.

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July 13, 2008 5:37 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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8.0

I suffered a stroke in '04 and my neurologist prescribed Neurontin to deal with the resulting numbness and tingling on the right side. A year later, and after emergency gall bladder surgery, he put me on a low dose of Topamax instead. It worked well, but I've had to eventually increase the dosage. The side effects were minimal; I needed to lose the 35 lbs I lost (and my wardrobe needed updating :0), and the additional tingling is nothing compared to what I feel when I don't take it. Expensive!

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April 27, 2008 4:51 PM

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