Has anyone out there completely forgotten a policy or rule you've known most of you adult life due to this drug? Like red means stop and green means go; or you can't do certain things at work, yet you do and get fired? I did this and it took me a couple of days to realize what I did was wrong. I am real stickler about rules so this was really strange for me.
Unfortunately, what you are experiencing could be due to topiramate.
Nervous System Side Effects
The majority of cognitive-related adverse events were mild to moderate in severity and frequently occurred in isolation. Rapid titration rate and higher initial doses were associated with higher incidences of cognitive-related adverse events.
Nervous system side effects have been common and have included somnolence, dizziness (greater than 25%), ataxia, speech disorders, psychomotor slowing, hypokinesia, vertigo, grand mal seizures, diplopia, nystagmus, tinnitus, and paresthesias. These nervous system adverse reactions do not appear to be dose-related. Dose-related adverse effects have included fatigue (frequently), nervousness, difficulty with concentration or attention, confusion, psychomotor slowing, difficulty with concentration/attention, difficulty with memory, speech, or language problems (particularly word finding difficulties), and tremor. Headache, vertigo, sensory disturbance, and aggravated migraine have also been reported. A case has been reported of cerebrospinal fluid acidosis associated with hyperventilation that was probably caused by topiramate.
- Topiramate Information for Consumers
- Topiramate Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Topiramate (detailed)
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