Topamax and shortness of breath?

Anybody else experience this?

What happened? What dosage were you at when it started? What did doc/pharm say? Did you go off it? Go down?

I just hit 50 mg about 7 days ago, and it has been creeping up on me over the last few days. Didn’t really notice it at first, but it has a way of getting your attention, you know??

Anyway, it’s one of those call the doc right away symptoms, and my insurance has expired, and since it was Kaiser I cannot access my doc via email or the advice nurse via phone. So I gotta wait for the pharmacist tomorrow. (Luckily I was able to use a pharmacy in town).

In the meantime, I’ve got you, Babes :slight_smile:

Any stories to share?



Yes…I definitely experienced this at 75 mg… Several times… Always had to titrate back to 63 mg or 50 mg where I didn’t feel it… It is definitely a side effect and one that I didn’t want to fool around with, but I have been comfortable on 50 for about 6 months now… Do talk to your dr though especially if you have asthma as I do… Other than that, I haven’t had other side effects and I will be on it for a year in January …

Thanks for the reply Dee :slight_smile:

I am going to go back to 25 mg tonight. I know that’s a small dose, but if others can benefit from 37.5 or 50, I probably can get some benefit from 25 as I am soo much more sensitive than just about anyone I know to meds. Even aspirin. Maybe after being at 25 for a while I can go up to 37.5 if I feel I could use more improvement. I know I can take this as slowly as I need to.