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

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Condition: Migraine Prevention
6/24/2014 8:31:08 PM

Reviewer: Mmww, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:

Condition: Migraine Prevention
6/24/2014 3:39:41 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was given this by my chronic pain doctor and neurologist. It works well, but I cannot get used to the taste and feel of food in my mouth. I have lost quite a bit of weight, which I needed to do since I am diabetic, but this drug is NOT worth it. I'm turning into the doddering grandma, I can't remember things, and am very often confused. I cannot sleep through a whole night. Up and down, ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
6/22/2014 8:34:01 AM

Reviewer: Kth68, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been taking Topamax for exactly four years now for migraine prevention. Had tried all the other drugs over the prior 15 years with no help from any. And Depakote made me gain over 30 lbs. in 3 months while not helping the migraines! Had migraines since my teens, but getting worse and worse as I aged, until I was having 3-4 a week. Between an annual Radio Frequency Lesioning procedure on my ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
6/20/2014 5:18:53 PM

Reviewer: eulab09, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I saw a neurologist because i was experiencing about 8-10 mingraines a week. This is a miracle drug!! Although it has some side affects that im not too happy about. The tingling of my fingers, feet and mouth are pretty bad. This medication makes me extremely sleepy. I can seriously sleep all day long.Im not a big soda drinker, but when i do, the belching is pretty crazy! I do forget things from ti ... Show Full Comment

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

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