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Ambien vs. Topamax for Anxiety

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Ambien

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/ 166,394 posts
Other Names: Zolpidem   Ambien CR   Stilnoct   Stillnox   Edluar

Topamax

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/ 102,947 posts
Other Names: Topiramate
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Zolpidem (Ambien, Stilnox) is a prescription drug used for the short-term treatment of insomnia, as well as some brain disorders. It is a short-acting nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic of the imidazopyridine class that potentiates Gamma-Aminobutyri... Read more on Wikipedia
Topiramate (brand name Topamax) is an anticonvulsant (antiepilepsy) drug. It was originally produced by Ortho-McNeil Neurologics and Noramco, Inc., both divisions of the Johnson & Johnson Corporation. This medication was discovered in 1979 by Bruce... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Mark
August 26, 2014
Mark wrote
Sleep Walking
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By quelex
August 1, 2014
quelex wrote
Modafinil and Ambien
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By Stephanie
June 19, 2014
Stephanie wrote
Topirimate
I can not take Topirimat in 6/13 I had a brake through seizure on this med so I can only take the brand name.
Jessie  |  September 29, 2014
I take topiramate and get really bad periods, stomach pains all the time, and and really bad bone pain.
michelle  |  August 15, 2014
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By doodlebug
June 11, 2014
doodlebug wrote
Verapamil
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By 11111
June 1, 2014
11111 wrote
topamax hearing loss/rare side effects of topamax
Huh, My ears got all crazy too! I looked it up and it is a RARE side effect. So, I cut my dose as an experiment. Well, my ear is all better, but I take it for migraine prevention and now I had a migraine. So...doubling it back up...I wonder if an ENT could help?
Amanda  |  September 4, 2014
Topamax inflamed the glands, so that is what is happening in your ears. I had similar effect and even flue like symptoms. I cut down on the dosage and believing God to heal my body.
Sue  |  August 30, 2014
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By sam
April 19, 2014
sam wrote
ambien and sore mouth

I never had a sore mouth while taking it, but now after a week of stopping OMGsh my mouth and all my teeth hurt!
Chris  |  August 3, 2014
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By april
March 25, 2014
april wrote
Weigh the pros and cons
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By Amy
February 6, 2014
Amy wrote
Topomax
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By PJ
January 16, 2014
PJ wrote
Extreme (Dangerous) Sleepiness
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By Lisa
November 21, 2013
Lisa wrote
Vomiting
Lisa, this sounds like more than a depression for the realm of family and friends, though a listening ear from someone close is still invaluable. I have some questions to ask you before I give the rest of my comments. Respond here that you got this and we can continue this privately.
K  |  April 20, 2014
Lisa, if you are feeling depressed you should reach out to family or friends. Do you have anyone you can talk to?
March 14, 2014
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By Ay_yo_D
November 20, 2013
Ay_yo_D wrote
Sleep
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By Tommy
October 3, 2013
Tommy wrote
ambiem
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By Anna
August 30, 2013
Anna wrote
Increased weight, and memory problems
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By When1Was
August 25, 2013
When1Was wrote
Bad Sleep Aid, Great Creativity Aid
I've found it is better to take Ambien on an empty stomach. I am able to fall asleep faster and stay asleep. If I take the Ambien on a full stomach it just puts me in a comfortable doze.
August 29, 2014
I have some of the best sex I can't remember on it
Don  |  August 12, 2014
it is that. I've come up with some decent music on it.
June 20, 2014
It is nice to know it help you to do good things. All I do is vomit or get knocked out.
Lisa  |  November 21, 2013
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What patients are saying about Ambien vs. Topamax

644 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
I wish I could get sleep. I just changed meds from topamax...
...all. The ambien sometimes works others I am up all night. I am so tired been over a year since I had any real sleep. I wish I could get sleep. I just changed meds from topamax, wellbutrin and...
ambian. None work. I take topomax that does succeed in at...
...topomax that does succeed in at least making me sleepy but doesnt push me over the edge. I am going in on Tuesday to do a sleep test overnite. I am not allowed to sleep on Monday at all. Should be ...
put me on topomax last week, WHAT A MIRACLE DRUG, I LOVE...
...been on, my pdoc put me on topomax last week, WHAT A MIRACLE DRUG, I LOVE ...i'm also taking lamactal and geodon, i think ...combinations, i also take ambien and ambien, i take one topomax at...
be inclined to blame it on the Topamax or the Ativan. But...
...be worse since I started taking Xanax a few years ago. And regular use of Ambien is certainly not happening. In ...I'd be inclined to blame it on the Topamax or the Ativan. But ...
It also helps suppress my appetite. Downside: did not help...
I'm back on topamax for my headaches (daily migraines). It also helps suppress my appetite. Downside: did not help much as a mood ...addition to Lamictal and Topamax I also take Cymbalta, Xanax,...
Problem sleeping, I take topamax and am not sure what...
...normal to feel kinda spacey, wierd maybe ...Problem sleeping, I take topamax and am not sure ...help with sleep. I tried ambien months ago it gave me nightmares. I have tried sleepy time te...
pill because I also take topamax with it and I was feeling...
...pill because I also take topamax with it and I was ...in a.m. I have no side effects with this pill as I did with ambian. and it is cheap. It does take awile to work tho. The first week...
sometimes more. That's why I'm starting topamax next week....
I too am on Ambien, but I also take a very small dose of sinequan. Ambien helps me fall asleep (sorta) and sinequan is suppose to ...more. That's why I'm starting topamax next week....
I take topamax and lamictal as stabilizers, small dose of...
...topamax and ...Ambien for sleep. - Used to work -- not any more. I've had difficulty sleeping but now....I just don't!! lol I don't \"feel\" racey and revved up like I am when I'm manic...
I feel better overall and am a lot happier. It has improved...
...bothersome. I currently take 20mg of Ambien and 25mg Topamax. ...very happy with Topamax for my partial/seizures and migraines. I feel better overall and am a lot happier. It has improved my qua...
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