I have been taking 100 mg of topiramate daily for about a decade I think. I can't remember how long because my memory is terrible but it has been a very long time. About a year ago I had to begin ditropan XL 10 mg daily for my incontinence issue. I had to pee about fifteen times a day and there were times I didn't make it to the toilet. At night I had become a bedwetter. The ditropan has helped with all of that. I have my suspicions that the Topamax may be the reason for the kidney problems. But then it may just be old age. All input will be appreciated.
Hello Vicki Jane
You are correct Topamax can cause frequent urination. It is one of the rarer side effects of this medication.
I was wondering what happened to you. I just saw your post. I have been taking 100mg for about 12 years and have been experiencing bladder pain/ uti's for six years now. It has been awful. I have been unable to get any answers. For some reason I googled topamax and bladder today and saw a connection! Was that yours? I am so upset that this could have been it all along. I am also terrified that I may gain the 25 lbs back I lost on the medication if I stop.
Old thread I know but im on a 100mg of topamax 50 mg twice daily and am having an issue all of a sudden with frequent urination. No uti and working with my PC dr in regards to next steps. Is this a side effect of topamax. I see it listed on several sights as one. Would like some updates feedback please. Thank you!! Of course will take dr direction
I started Topamax 3 weeks ago for nerve pain. The pain went away immediately, but now I’m a slave to the bathroom. My bladder hurts like I have to go even when I just finish going. I haven’t been able to sleep for the last week. I’m going to have to go off. I hate it, because nothing else has controlled my trigiminal nerve pain so completely.
I Kno this is a old Post but I'm having the same problem. I suffer from severe migraines, and they just changed my does from 50 mg to 150 mg, and now I'm constantly in the bathroom every 20-30 mins and I'm waking up all through out the night to go as well. I don't Kno what to do. I'm to the point I'm need to get ahold of my doctor and tell them the dose is just to high for me. Any help would be appreciated!!! Thanks!!!
Hi! I am not a dr or health professional
This is only my own experience. I’ve had bladder problems since being on
Topamax with frequent urination. I went to a urologist for testing and she did confirm that topamax can cause frequent urination however i would defiantly talk to your doctor about this. It’s worth getting checked out just to be sure
Absolutely messes with your bladder. I feel like I have to go every 1/2 hour with lots of urgency and then very little comes out. But, if I don't get up when I feel the pressure, I have bladder leakage. My urine is so dark, almost gold color and this has all been since taking Topamax. I also seem to wake up every hour on the hour. I'm taking it for severe leg cramps at night, but I'm not sure these side effects are worth it. Now, I'm afraid to venture out without wearing a Poise.
I just started taking Topamax and it is the cause of frequent bathroom issues. I am also having problems sleeping. So every one seems to be having them same problems with this medication, yes it works well. But it causes a lot of issues. I’m going to asks my Dr. for something else for my migraine. God bless guys.
I have been taking 100 mg a day for 26 months now. I am having a lot of pain and pressure like I need to pee really bad but I can’t pee the majority of the time. Very painful and uncomfortable. Has anyone who has had these issues from Topiramate stop taking the topiramate? If so, did you get better after discontinuing the medication?
I have been using Topamax for years and was diagnosed with Bladder Pain syndrome. I found out it was due to the Topamax. when I went off the Topamax I was fine. But If I stay on Topamax I have to take a supplement called Desert Harvest Super Strength freeze Dried Aloe Vera. 3 caps 3 times a day to heal my bladder. My Urologist told me about this instead of the harmful medication for bladder pain syndrome.
Im so sorry to hear about the bladder issues so many people are having while on topamax. I myself have been urinating more frequently however i attribute it to all the water I have been drinking as topamax gives me an insatiable thirst. There are times that I go to pee and very little comes out and its surprising since I drink gallons of water. I notice people have mentioned bladder infections. Have any women noticed yeast infections that might be caused by topamax? I have been taking 100mg daily for 1 month for weight loss. I've lost 15 pounds so I'm ecstatic about that but I haven't had a yeast infection in over 20 years so I wonder if there is a connection.
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