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Is Topamax messing with my period??

I started taking Topamax for migraines about a month ago, and this is my first period since I started taking it. It is extremely heavy and uncomfortable. Plus fatige and irritability is worse than ever!! Is the Topamax messing with my period??
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replied August 9th, 2011
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Few medications can affect your menstrual cycles. You should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for dose adjustment (if you are having side effects) and for further evaluation to see if the heavy and uncomfortable periods could be due to medication change. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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replied August 17th, 2011
ok but like i cant make my dose any lower because its already as low as it goes. i wasnt supposed to be taking it like i was. the doctor told me that i start taking it lower but i kept taking it lower because i was afraid of the side effects.
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