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Switching from Topamax to Zonegran

  • By iluvlicorice

    Hi there!
    I’m in need of some advice please!! I’m considering switching from Topamax to Zonegran due to the fact that I’ve lost 1/2 my hair in the last 6 weeks on Topamax (I’ve been on it almost a year now)
    My question is does the Zonegran cause hair loss too? The Topamax is actually working!!! but I’m not going to lose all my hair…

    Any help would be much appreciated!

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  • By GardensatNight

    If it helps… I’m still on Topomax. I chose to get a short cut because keeping it long definitely made the hair loss noticeable, but even four years later, I still have hair. I know when my bathroom drain was first getting clogged every day I was FREAKING OUT that I would be bald in months, but it didn’t happen. With it short, you can’t even tell unless you see pictures of before I got sick. However I understand everyone is different. You might be experiencing a totally different rate of hair loss. I also do take regular vitamins. Not sure if it helps or not.

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  • By iluvlicorice

    Ok! This is good info… thank you! How short is your hair now? I do have very long hair..(mid back) which is probably making the hair fall appear worse too. Good to know you arent bald! I feel like I’m heading that way!!

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  • By GardensatNight

    Shoulder-length. So still some length to it, but definitely a lot shorter than I used to wear it. And I have no way to gauge what you are experiencing… the medication may be affecting you harder. Maybe someone else will chime in with their Topamax experience.

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  • By iluvlicorice

    What dosage are you on? How long were you on before you started noticing the hair loss? And THANK YOU so much for your input!! It is so very helpful!!

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