... morning and one at night before bedtime). I woke up Tuesday morning took another 25mg and as I was going to work my face started getting tingly and my heart started racing and felt like my heart was going to explode so I stopped taking them. I was fine weds and when I was going back to work Thursday morning I was drinking my coffee and I started feeling my face so the same thing and my heart rate went up to about 140 I ended up going to the ER because I was so scared the EKG came back fine and so did the X-ray of my heart. I’ve been researching on this medication and I have all the side effects of it. How long till these 3 pills are out of my system and will I be feeling like this for awhile?
Yes I’ve had terrible anxiety and heart racing since I’ve been on this drug. From what I’ve read I’m not alone. I’m not a dr or nurse this is just my experience it seems to cause people to have a lot of anxiety and some people even breathing issues just my experience not a dr
I could only go to 50 milligrams and it caused horrible eye pain and drying.
It is an anti epileptic drug typically prescribed for chronic migraine disease.
Your side effects are not uncommon. But keep in mind every drug takes time to adjust because topamax actually was working and I wanted to go up higher but just couldn’t.
This class of drugs are known for heavy side effects.
Worst side effects of topamax is the effects it has on the brain specifically memory, learning, retaining any new information it’s also known as “ dopamax”
I couldn’t complete sentences, remember what was told to me 20 minutes ago. It was very frustrating as I am well read and speak with a large vocabulary.
I literally felt like a 3 year old. Self esteem tanked, became withdrawn, avoid things like phone calls and social interactions. It was like living in a fog.
If you are in chronic pain, gabapentin is a good try , Lyrica is cleaner but I couldn’t afford it.
Gabapentin has side effects too but all react differently to all types of drugs
It was out of my system within a few days so I would look at their website for more info also.
Hope someone else has moe to offer
- Topamax Information for Consumers
- Topamax Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Topamax (detailed)
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