RJG Posted March 21, 2006 Share Posted March 21, 2006 Is it common ever for side effects to linger after taking Topamax? I mean, there is no reason for me to be confused and disoriented like I am, but I still am. I feel dizzy sometimes, and I bump into things because I wasn't able to gauge how close they were to me, I have a hard time thinking clearly, and my memory isn't the best. I feel so wierd. I have gotten myself up into a frenzy thinking I was developing dementia, and I have already planned my suicide if my doctor says he isn't able to help me. I am so scared of ending up like my grandmother, and I am not even 22 yet. I got tested for HIV just to make sure that it couldn't be that, even though I am not sexually active, and that was negative. I have just avoided going to the doctor for as long as possible because he is so mean, and every other doctor that I have been to thinks they know everything, literally. That may have been a bad decision, but I usually like to wait things out before going to the doctor right away to see how my body will be able to heal itself. This just started out of no where though. Sort of. I was perfectly fine last summer, then I started taking Selegiline and Topamax. When I dropped them the side effects went away for the most part, but some still linger. When I was taking the Selegiline and Topamax it was REALLY bad. But I mean can side effects linger for almost 5 months? Did they maybe do some damage to my body or brain? I can't develop dementia, I just can't. I want to cry so bad. My psychopharmacologist told me that he maybe thinks it wasn't such a good idea to put me on Selegiline after all. I literally had none of this before, and all of it after. It improves a little bit, but not much aside from how much it improved when I dropped the medications. My greatest fear is that this is irreversible. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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