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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Topamax Oral.

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Condition: Migraine Prevention
10/20/2007 5:29:23 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My doctor prescribed Topamax for migraine prevention. During the 1st week, I thought that there was a possibility this drug would help me. However, in the 2nd week as I increased the dosage as prescribed, I began to have difficulty finding the right words to say what I intended. I even asked my doctor if the drug could have the side effect of making me more stupid than usual. As I progressed t ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
10/19/2007 3:45:19 PM

Reviewer: nylasher, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
A migraine prevention wonder drug. It has changed my life! I only take 25 mg two times a day, below what is recommended because that's what works for me. Maybe that's why I have not had the side effects so many others have experienced. No one HAS to take 100 mg a day if less works for them. Don't be afraid to try a lesser dosage because it really can make a huge difference in your qual ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
10/18/2007 6:49:17 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I've taken Topamax for almost a year, and I've only had 2 really bad headaches. When I feel a headache coming on, I take a midrin and it goes away. With Topamax and Midrin, I have finally been pretty much headache free. I haven't felt this good in over 5 years! The side effects haven't been that bad. And I've lost weight (bonus). I would recommend this. I'm on 100mg a ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
10/18/2007 9:18:20 AM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have tried many other preventatives over the years before topamax. Topamax is the most effective for me. I still get about one or two headaches a month requiring an imitrex injection and sometimes bed for a day or two. Before Topamax, on Inderol for example, I had some degree of headache each and every day. I didn't even know to be honest what it felt like to be headache or pressure free in ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
10/17/2007 11:00:30 PM

Reviewer: sprite, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
The side effects of this medication were horrible! I read it may causse "confusion" and inattention, but this was unreal. I was beginning to wonder if I'd had a stroke. I struggled to comprehend oral language and find words. My thoughts went through my head and out my mouth. Leaving me with the personality of a person who had been drinking without the slurred words. I did get one he ... Show Full Comment

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