I've been on Topiramate for about 3 months (50mg) When starting the drug I had all the usual side effects (loss of appetite, food tasted like crap, no carbonation in drinks, upset stomach, fatigue) but those pretty much went away after a month or so. It seemed to help decrease the amount and severity of my migraines.
3 weeks ago my dose was upped to 100mg. For the last week I was suffering an on again/off again headache and have been experiencing visual disturbances when I've been waking up (seeing tracers, double vision). The visual issues seem to go away after I fully wake up (maybe 30 mins to an hour). I had a day where my headache was awful, accompanied by feeling lightheaded. My head just generally feels "off" and I feel dopey and out of it. Has anyone else had this side effect?
I have a doctors appointment scheduled in a couple of days.