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TopamaxSurvivor

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08-15-2011 05:51 PM

Topic tags/keywords: topamax side effects affects over dose half life overdose

After being overdosed on Topamax for migraines by a Dr who probably should not be in medicine; he doubled the dose to 400 mg when I had sides that warranted getting me off. He said they were other issues, not the Topamax. That was probably a financial decision, not a medical one by him. I thought I have permanent damage from it, but yesterday I discovered Topamax has a half life of 11 years. That explains why it took me 3 years to recover my ability to type, 4 years before I could write a business letter or email without my wife proof reading it and 7 years before I could do multiple jobs under pressure successfully.

It has been used as an osteoporosis preventive in women. It caused their jaws to disintegrate and femurs to snap according to the lawyer pursuing Merck. Unfortunately, none of the drug pushers will divulge this info. Wish I had googled the sides and class actions when it was prescribed. ;-( I do now!! Topamax seems to be being prescribed for everything that ails anyone just like the snake oil claims of the 19th century.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence


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#1 posted 08-15-2011 06:13 PM

yesterday I discovered Topamax has a half life of 11 years. That explains why it took me 3 years to recover my ability to type, 4 years before I could write a business letter or email without my wife proof reading it and 7 years before I could do multiple jobs under pressure successfully.

it all adds up to 14 years bob

you have been in the clear for 3 years now

glad you made it

enjoy from here

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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HorizontalMike

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#2 posted 08-15-2011 06:23 PM

Not exactly patron, that just means he has HALF of it left in his system. In another 11 years he will have half of that or just 1/4 of it.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 08-15-2011 06:25 PM

Those are just bench marks along the way, not the total time off. I fired the drs and quit in Dec 2004. If I live to be 100, I may be able to type without messing up 10 – 15% of the words ;-((

I feel us survivors have a duty to warn the unsuspecting that still trust doctors without hesitation. The only dr in WA I have talked to that will even admit to my side affects is my dentist! There seems to be an impentratible Great White Wall to protect the incompetents among them. I do not do that for electricians committing arson instead of doing electrical work.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 08-15-2011 06:29 PM

good point mike

we can only take life as it presents itself
then change what we can

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 08-15-2011 06:36 PM

yes, now we just have to deal with the endless barrage of radioactive isotopes! yayy for the x-men era! NOT, such a Fail for humanity, by the greed of few…i don’t know hardly Anyone intelligent/informed in my generation (young adults) Planning families/to have kids in the future…we are quickly descending into something like that of Idiocrisy (a movie), where the informed/intelligent feel they canNot Morally bring another life into this world of indentured servitude/sadistic slavery…Maybe, if we together start to turn things around, but for older generations, unless we all work on this together you Will Not see a generation better off than the previous, and many family trees will Die off…i don’t care what anyone thinks about Me for saying this, if i got you to think at all about something other than sports/idols than i consider my efforts at least a part-success…

p.s. do you guys look into fukishima still (or even the gulf)? cuz they don’t say Shit on MSM, there is no real news on cable anymore, only the net…so you get it mixed in with all the other crazy half-hear-say bs, which always makes it easy to discredit to the masses thru their monolithic media manipulation machines…

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#6 posted 08-15-2011 06:44 PM

Topa, I’m sorry about all of the trouble that you have and are going through because of that drug. I don’t understand the health care system – it’s cost go up faster than nearly every other industry there is. I know part of it has to be greed. I don’t know whether your doctor did or not, however, many a doctor makes a profit when he recommends medications and this clearly should be seen and recognized as a conflict of interest but clearly it’s not. I’m glad that you have improved and I’m sure that it has been a hard fight. God bless.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 08-15-2011 06:46 PM

what the…

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#8 posted 08-15-2011 06:47 PM

My doc wanted to load me up with cholesterol drugs, and he looked at me like I was from another planet when I told him I wouldn’t take them. Got it under control with diet mainly. I don’t understand why so many doctors think giving you poison will make you healthier.

-- I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.

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#9 posted 08-15-2011 07:53 PM

Thank you for sharing your story. I’ve wondered what your name meant. I wish you the best in your recovery.

-- Russ

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#10 posted 08-15-2011 08:10 PM

I’m not saying anything.

Thinking too clearly? Topiramate!
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20678718

Need to drop a few pounds? Topiramate!
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21438989

Don’t have enough problems with your schizophrenia meds? Topiramate!
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21105286

Perfect eyesight bothering you? Topiramate!
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18604026

Need to liven things up at home? Topiramate!
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18538008

Want to feel bugs crawling under your skin but too chicken for PCP? Topiramate!
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18313929

Friends say you talk too much? Topiramate!
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18184290

I could go on…but like I said…I’m not saying anything.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#11 posted 08-15-2011 08:11 PM

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Bertha

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#12 posted 08-15-2011 08:17 PM

I’m not saying anything

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#13 posted 08-15-2011 09:07 PM

Al, I love your Great White Wall!!! he he he

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#14 posted 08-15-2011 11:05 PM

Chris I agree with you 100%. WE all have a civic responsibility to share the information we discover the hard way since the b@$t@rd$ are willing to sacrifice people’s lives to make an almighty dollar.

The published info I found said they knew there were severe psychotic reactions in 1% of patients in 1995. There is no excuse for what I went through or put my family and associates through. If my daughter can diagnose the problem in a couple of days after getting the names of my migraine meds from my wife, those b@$t@rd$ are either liars or incompetent; either way, they need to be out of medical practice.

The idiot who was going to fix me wanted me on massive doses of Seroquel sitting a corner for the rest of my life staring out a window. My wife flipped her lid and that was the end of those drs treating me. I have nearly solved the migranies by myself since then through research and careful observation and record keeping.

I dd take Seroquerl for migraines for a few months, small dose. When I saw a general practitioner for physical about 6 months later, she diagnosed my with diabetes. Guess what causes diabetes?? Seroquel!! I got off in time, fortunately I don’t have diabetes, just not normal anymore.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#15 posted 08-15-2011 11:20 PM

wow, Al, you certainly get paid a lot better than I do, I should start pushing topamax…I especially like the giant diamond :)

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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