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

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Condition: Migraine Prevention
6/18/2014 9:01:45 AM

Reviewer: Kippieloo, 65-74 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 read some of the reviews here to see what symptoms others are experiencing on Topamax. I'm glad that I did, because it explains some random symptoms I'm feeling that I didn't know might be related to taking this drug.I do need to comment, though. I have 53 years of migraine under my belt. Blurry vision, difficulty retrieving words, temporary memory loss: HELLO! These are (for ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
6/2/2014 2:14:41 PM

Reviewer: busyworkingmomof2, 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:
This medication has helped in preventing my migraines so much!!! Do I still get them... sure I do... as often, and as severe... heck no!!! I have suffered from crippling migraines since college. I have tried other migraine maintenance medicines... nothing worked. I was having chronic migraine when my Dr. finally suggested trying Topamax!! It has been a God send!!! (I worked through them no mat ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
5/27/2014 4:53:57 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
After amitriptyline stopped working to prevent my migraines, my doctor prescribed Topamax. I was so excited because I wanted relief and needed to lose weight (amitriptyline weight gain of about 40 lbs.)I had high hopes and decided not to take the "dopamax" reputation seriously. MY MISTAKE! In just two days of 50 mgs. a day, I became a dopey, confused and unenthusiastic person. I was migr ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
5/21/2014 2:05:46 PM

Reviewer: Les, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
The medication was effective is lessening the severity of the migraines but the side effects were a nightmare! While I did not have the severe head pain, I would awaken with a racing heart rate, shoulder pain, and disorientation. My blood pressure was not stable. I would not recommend.

Condition: Migraine Prevention
5/14/2014 12:49:50 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I started taking this med because I had 10 -15 migraines a month. Not only did this med not work for me but the side effects were horrible. Eye problems upset stomach just to name a few. I started taking 5000mg a day of B-12 and with in a few weeks my migraines are down to 1-3 a month.

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