My doctor put me on 100 mg of Topamax and I dont have any of the things that I read that it is... perscribed for. I have PTSD and Major Depression Disorder. Since I have been on it my mood swings have been outragous and I can't keep my compsure for anything. Thought's of suicide are running through my mind like crazy. Any suggestions, opinions... anything???
Topamax uses include the treatment of epilepsy and the prevention of migraine headaches in adults. When used alone for epilepsy treatment, the drug can be used in children age 10 and up. When used in combination with other epilepsy medications, it can be used in children as young as two years old. Off-label Topamax uses may include the treatment of alcoholism, diabetic neuropathy, and bipolar disorders.
I have never read or heard it is given for depression.
Please call your Dr. and clarify this.
I take it for migraine prevention for a long time.
I am bipolar, suffer from PTSD OCD insomnia, panic and anxiety attacks.
Call your doctor at once if you have any new or worsening symptoms such as: mood or behavior changes, depression, anxiety, or if you feel agitated, hostile, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.
I am not a doctor, but I would seek for a second opinion, there are sag¡fer medications and also the right one for you. My personal ,opinion is thta this medication is not for you.-
Please take care and do not take your life, I havew had thoughts of it too, not worth it... life is too precious.OK---
- Topamax Information for Consumers
- Topamax Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Topamax (detailed)
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