Topamax (Topiramate) Addiction And Abuse
Recently, Topamax has been prescribed to people with bipolar disorder and especially people with the co-occurring bipolar disorder and drug addiction. Topamax is said to help stop cravings, stabilize mood, and help prolong abstinence from drug or alcohol use. Topamax is also often used in rehabilitation centers, to help prevent seizures and convulsions in people undergoing drug and alcohol detoxification.
Some of the common side effects associated with Topamax include fatigue, tiredness, dizziness, tingling in hands and feet, impaired speech and trouble focusing. While these side effects are expected, if they become severe or are altering the quality of your life, consult a medical provider. Additionally, if you are experiencing any of the following dangerous side effects, call for medical assistance immediately: symptoms of kidney stones, blood in urine, vomiting and fever.
Not sure if you or a loved one is experiencing addiction? Consider if Topamax is the first thing you think of when you wake up or if taking the medication is what you plan your day around. Do you experience withdrawal symptoms, such as nausea and headache, if you miss a dose or are due for your next pill? Are you mixing Topamax with other drugs or alcohol to heighten the effects? These are all considerations to take and help determine if Topamax addiction may be affecting your life.
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