I feel like the Topamax is leeching my brain. I forget simple (and not so simple) words and jumble words in sentences. Sometimes I speak complete gibberish. It's hard to be a professional when I use words like thingy and whosit or just stand there and stare blankly because all the thoughts just went out of my head. I'm on 200mg am 150mg pm.
Hi, Sarah! Have you notified your doctor? I copied this from the Drugs.com literature on Topamax:
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking topiramate:
generalized slowing of mental and physical activity
speech or language problems
trouble in concentrating or paying attention
If you're just starting the medication these effects may be short-lived, but it's best to consult with your doctor for professional advice.
Best regards and I hope you're doing better soon. Wildcat
Sarahce428; Yes just like some of the others have said this is common and these are not like the type of side effects that go away if you get these. You should contact your doctor and let the doctor know it could be as simple as a dose adjustment.Or just having it changed not all medications work the same on each of us. So please don't think you are losing it and this is going to stay just give your doctor a call and let him or her know this just won't work in your professional work. You need something else. Don't worry but get that call into the doctor and explain the side effects that you are getting Have a good day and don't let yourself dwell on this. Chuck1957
I have been taking Topamax for a couple of years but not at that dose. I only take 100mg twice a day. I have not had any negative side effects from it at that dose. I take it for bipolar and to help me keep my weight down. The positive side of that is the lack of appetite. Gabapentin is the drug that makes me have trouble with speaking in memory.
- Topamax Information for Consumers
- Topamax Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Topamax (detailed)
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