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Topamax and eye problems
« on: May 15th, 2008, 7:06am »
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Just curious if anyone else on Topamax has problems with their eyes/vision?  And yes I have read the reports!!!
 
I tapered up to theraputic dose of 200mg starting in Jan 08.  Obviously my eyes were bothering then due to being in cycle but now they continue to be a big problem (even though cycle seems to be just about over, if not over)  I saw my eye doctor once 2 months ago, and got the all clear but things seem worse.   I cannot seem to focus which means no reading and most of the time I feel like my eyes are slightly dialated to the point that light bothers me and I still prefer sunglasses all the time just like when I was in active cycle.
 
 
I am returning to eye doctor but SIGH.......rather sick of doctors
saying everything is fine, meanwhile I live in sunglasses and cannot read, etc.... Sad
Anyone else experiece this?  Thanks, Mary Ann
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« Reply #1 on: May 15th, 2008, 8:58am »
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Hmmm. I've been taking 50 mgs a day (for neuralgia, not CH) and have noticed a problem focusing lately. I thought it was just my old eyes, but reading has become a problem for me. And my eyes are extraordinarily dry, too.
 
I'll be watching this with interest.  
 
/ Oh, I've been photophobic for years, so my shades and I are already a team.
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« Reply #2 on: May 15th, 2008, 9:34am »
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Just getting back to a doc here, and back tapering up on Topa up to 50 so far.  I'm also a friend with dark sunglasses (photophobic).  My vision isn't the best anymore, esp at night.  Curious about what this thread will bring up.
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Re: Topamax and eye problems
« Reply #3 on: May 15th, 2008, 7:48pm »
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I noticed painof my eyes... But maybe because I was really busy @ school lately (had to read a lot) and also spent a lot of time in front of computer...
 
Also (few times in the morning, when I didn't sleep enough) something like 'view moving/waving', especially when looking at light.
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« Reply #4 on: May 15th, 2008, 8:08pm »
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It's been a long time since I used it, but not at your levels before discontinuing.  Here's a few links with people complaining about the same thing:
 
http://www.rsdalert.co.uk/drugs/Topamax.htm
 
http://www.fda.gov/medWatch/SAFETY/2001/topamax.htm
 
http://www.migrainepage.com/dcforum/discussion/17810.html
 
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070407064137AAslw80
 
 
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« Reply #5 on: May 15th, 2008, 8:18pm »
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Shocked Those eyes of yours match mine right now!  You really found some information for me!   I think I now know why my darn eyes are killing me and I cannot focus and the light is killing me.  Thanks John! Smiley
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