Topamax and insomnia

Hi all,
I tried this twice now - but can’t sleep at all - I get about 4 hours a night - anyone else get this? any suggestions?
I can’t function on so little sleep - makes me anxious and edgy and forgetful.


Delayed response I know, but i just started topiramate (4 days ago, 25mg at night) and I too am getting very bad insomnia. Only 2-4 hours sleep a night. It’s hard to function, like you say. I also seem to get annoyed and depressed very easily. Whether that’s the tiredness or the meds is hard to say at this stage. Will keep you posted on how things pan out.

My doc advises me to take it in the AM. Would that help you? I’m only just starting and I’m at 25 mg so I know that you may be having to take it twice a day at higher doses. Wishing the best for you!

I have been taking this for 6 weeks now and dealt with insomnia in the beginning too. For me, this has subsided. I also felt agitated, a little down, and a bit loopy, but I think my body has adjusted to it. I believe it just takes a little time. Hang in there! :slight_smile: