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PostSubject: Pins and needles   Sun May 23, 2010 1:29 pm

Pins and needles
Pins and needles with Diamox/Acetazolomide

Hello hope everyone is having a good day

I was wondering if anyone has suffers from pins and needles with topamax/topiramate

When i first got put on the i never suffered with the dreadful pins and needles them i got took off them then put back on them at 200mg per day (i was just on 50mg per day before) they started i have them constantly the drs don't seem to care about it and it is driving my mad as they are even keeping me up during the night . censored it is just in my toes and really really annoying :Angry:

does anyone know how i can stop it?

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hope everyone is good thank you
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PostSubject: Re: Pins and needles   Mon May 24, 2010 5:27 pm

Hi Jean, Topamax does list tingling and cramp as side effects of taking it. Here's the link that will give you more information Topamax side effects, which I hope will give you some answers, and it advises you what to do if you have one or more side effects.

I've never been prescribed it, but I was on Diamox and that causes pins and needles and cramp, so I know how uncomfortable they are.


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PostSubject: Re: Pins and needles   Mon May 24, 2010 9:07 pm

The side effects are quite funny really.

They can cause headaches :shock: No wonder im never free from headaches

:Angry:

also vision problems.

I really wonder who thinks which meds are for what disorder at times :roll:
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PostSubject: Re: Pins and needles   Mon May 24, 2010 9:40 pm

Jean I wonder the same, why when they are trying to control or cure you do they prescribe drugs that give you side effects that are sometimes worse than the symptoms! Its a medical mystery to me.


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PostSubject: Re: Pins and needles   Sun Aug 22, 2010 3:08 am

I was somewhat asymptomatic but now am on Diamox and I feel worse than before !!!
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PostSubject: Re: Pins and needles   Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:47 pm

The symptoms can lessen in some cases Faye, but if you find the side effects are more than you can tolerate, have a word with your Neurologist when you go and see her, and maybe she can sort out something else for you, or help with the side effects.


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PostSubject: Re: Pins and needles   Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:25 pm

heya yes the pins and needles are really irratating :( x
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PostSubject: Re: Pins and needles   Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:18 pm

I find that when my hands and feet are either too hot, or too cold, that is when they hurt the worst.

I also find that keeping hydrated seems to help, as does eating or drinking foods with potassium in them. Orange juice, bananas, potatoes, etc.
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PostSubject: Re: Pins and needles   Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:45 pm

I know you were talking about topamax but on diamox it is caused by a lack of potassium. My neurologist has me on a lot of potassium supliments. My bloodwork did not show that my potassium was low before but it also does not say that it is high now that I am on them.
It could not hurt to try. How are you mentally on topamax? It literally made me stupid. I had to come off it.
Best of luck!
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PostSubject: Re: Pins and needles   Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:55 pm

I get pins & needles in my hands and feet. I don't mind them in my hands but I have to walk around when I get them in my feet.
One thing I will say is that I seem to get them just before the time I usually take my meds and it helps me to remember to take my tablet at lunch time when I'm usually quite busy at work.



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