I am a 28 year old female. I was diagnosed with complex migraines 2 months ago and was prescribed 25 mg of Topamax once daily. I immediately began suffering from pretty much all the side effects! I dropped a size in clothes within 2 weeks (and I'm not overweight), I had major mood swings, aggression, loss of appetite, tired all the time, memory loss. The side effects gradually got better after about 6 weeks, although my mood, appetite, and memory never improved completely. Yesterday, my neurologist told me to immediately stop taking the Topamax because of my side effects, and because he also saw I had the beginning stages of glaucoma, which is also a side effect of the medicine. He has prescribed Verapamil, which I started this morning. He said that I should not worry about the side effects of abruptly stopping the Topamax because I was on such a low dose for only 2 months coupled with the fact that I am immediately starting another medicine; however, I suffered such horrible side effects at 25 mg that I am wondering if my withdrawal will mirror my bodies reaction to actually being on the medication. Has anyone suffered any withdrawal symptoms after stopping low dose Topamax?
Topamax Withdrawal at 25 mg?
Question posted by higg915 on 17 Dec 2011
Last updated on 4 October 2018
I am so sorry that I didn't see your question earlier! Hope you get this message.
I too was on topamax for about two weeks and stopped it abruptyly. I had no problems whatsoever! In fact, I felt much better off the stuff.
Tis amazing how badly topamax can ruin one's memory and in my case, my vocabulary, I would sit and just search for the right word, feeling slightly stupified the entire time.
Hope you are feeling great,
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