I have heard of people being put on Topamax for pinched nerve pain and was wondering if anyone has had luck with that. I have been placed on similar medicines for pain relating to Fibromyalgia, but the weight loss factor of Topamax seems like a benefit the other medications do not have.
i just read about topamax, it received a 10 rating, but it is primarily used to trear seizures, all you can do is talk to your md and give it a try, good luck.
I tried Topamax for Fibromyalgia and nerve pain. I had severe side effects, including the dreaded weight loss, among other things. Had to discontinue it due to the side effects. I also developed hives and lost my vocabular to some extent! Odd, I know, but tis a side effect.
Hi, I've been suffering with fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, sciatica, herniated & bulging discs and have been on so many different medications. I am also in recovery & sober 9yrs because of so many different medications to try to get rid of this debilitating pain.
Topamax was my savior. I've been taking it for about 5yrs & my dosage is 200mg per day.
Other meds worked, like gabapentin, but they put weight on me... a LOT of weight. And if you've got nerve pain, weight is the last thing you need to be dragging around. It just makes the pain so much worse when you hit that point.
I see this was written a long time ago, so I truly hope that you've found some relief. I also hope that someone who may read this will reach out to their doctor to at least give it a try.
Be well All.
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