I’ve been on Topamax for the past w months now. I was supposed to up myself to 50, tried doing 37.5 and then 50 but could not take the side effects and felt fine at 25 mg. However, been experiencing a decrease in the effectiveness of the drug for the past two weeks. The dizziness has increased and I started feeling more like during pre-topamax times. It’s still better than then but the drug doesn’t seem as effective. What do you do when you stop seeing the drug working? Do you up the dose or accept a relapse and wait for it to go?
I also have a question. I have experienced some side effects at the beginning of taking the drug (loss of appetite, metal taste in mouth when drinking soda, brain fog at times). Did you have any new side effects appearing after a month or two of starting the medication? I started getting a tingling sensation in my feet, legs and a bit in the hands along with muscle twitching. It’s not uncomfortable but it’s noticeable. I also have dry mouth now, experienced heart palpitations, a bit of chest pain, increased anxiety and hot flashes when I get nervous. I got echo done and my heart is fine. The moment I start thinking about my symptoms, everything flares up. I don’t know now whether these are side effects of the drug, MAV, anxiety or any other condition I should be worried about. Has anyone experienced changing side effects?
I’m seeing my neurologist this Monday, I’ll ask him about the next steps.