User Reviews for Topiramate
Also known as: Qudexy XR, Topamax, Topamax Sprinkle, Topiragen, Trokendi XR
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Reviews for Topiramate to treat Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
Topamax (topiramate): "I've been taking 25mg/day for 3 weeks for Nerve damage/back pain . I love this medication! It has some interesting side effects...(I have tried Gabapentin, Lyrica, Tramadol, and Percocet - but had really bad experiences on all of them.) The tingling goes away after a week. hot flashes - too young for this! Mentally in a better place-I was in a depressive funk before taking it. Cleared my head a bit - I actually want to get better now and am walking/making an effort b/c I'm able to b/c my pain is manageable. I still get random shooting pains, but not as harsh. Major con is my hair is falling out!!! any suggestions on hair-loss? Otc supplements I take with it: AZO Cranberry Urinary Tract Health, b12, biotin, pnv, and fish oil. drink lots of water!!!"
MB29 (taken for less than 1 month) August 5, 2017
2 users found this comment helpful.
"I've heard so much about topamax and was given it for nerve pain I have heard that its infamous nickname is "dope-amax" which I find hilarious but have fortunately not experienced yet thank God! I have however, coined another nickname for it: "skinnymax" as I have been taking it one week and am wasting away on it! I have to make myself eat. My pain management doc put me on it because Lyrica and Depakote caused weight gain. I wasn't fat to begin with. Just didn't want to go down that road. I'm currently on 25mgs bid. The only other side effect besides loss of appetite is mild drowsiness. I am 5'2 and last I weighed in at 115. I haven't weighed but if I go below 105 I will have to stop. Still it is a great drug!"
stit60 July 29, 2015
16 users found this comment helpful.
"I started taking Topiramate several years ago for pain/neuropathy, as I read these posts I found out it could also be helping my obesity, fibromyalgia, Crohns and my smoking. I stopped taking it about two months ago because I was having kidney stone problems and thinking this medicine could be the reason why. In the two months I have gained 25lbs, I'm in so much pain I can't wrap my head around it, and my smoking is got in out of control. I had no idea this medicine could or was helping all my other issues so I'm going back on it to see if I loose the weigh, control my pain, stop smoking, Although kidney stones can be the most excruciating pain ever! I'd rather have that pain once a year than suffer every day in my other pain."
Unreal414 February 26, 2015
15 users found this comment helpful.
Topamax (topiramate): "I was diagnosed with trauma induced neuropathy in my left heel following an injury that became infected, developed cellulitis and an ulcer. It took 2 months of intensive treatment for my foot to heal but about 3 weeks after I returned to work, I started experiencing sharp, electrical type pain in my heel. It was excruciating. My doctor prescribed Neurontin at first but I was not able to tolerate it. I was switched to Topamax and within a day, I had full relief and since then, I have been pain free. Yes, I am a juvenile diabetic but I had never had problems with my feet until this happened. The neuropathy is confined to my left heel only. Topamax is the best. The side effects are minimal but even if they weren't, it's worth it to be pain free."
Anonymous August 14, 2010
76 users found this comment helpful.
Topamax (topiramate): "Topamax has helped my diabetic nerve damage more than any other drug that my doctor has prescribed for me, and it does not have all the other nasty side effects, including the weight gain. I get enough of that from the insulin. I love taking the Topamax. I'm on a low dose (25 mg) but it sure has helped me."
gkbiddle November 11, 2009
76 users found this comment helpful.
Topamax (topiramate): "After having developed neuropathy post surgery I was suffering daily. I had tried Neurontin with little relief and was prescribed Topamax initially at 25mg. Over the last 6 years I've been titrated up to 300 mg and can tell you that this drug has helped tremendously. Initially I had common side effects, difficulty finding words, I lost weight about 20 pounds, and found that I had some tingling in my hands and feet. These issues generally resolved in time or I have just grown accustomed to them. For anyone who initially has issues with the side effects try and stick with the medicine for a little bit unless totally intolerable, it gets better."
Anonymous August 1, 2009
109 users found this comment helpful.
"I was recently prescribed topiramate 25 MG tablet for neuropathy caused by type 2 diabetes. I can not find any other place on here where this drug was prescribed for neuropathy, but so far it appears to be helping."
Anonymous June 19, 2009
11 users found this comment helpful.
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