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St. John's Wort vs. Topamax for Depression

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St. John's Wort

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Topamax

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Other Names: Topiramate
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 31,505 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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St John's wort (traditionally now commonly , as spelt) is the plant species Hypericum perforatum, and is also known as Tipton's Weed, Chase-devil, or Klamath weed.With qualifiers, St John's wort is used to refer to any spec... 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 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 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 Dawn
November 22, 2013
Dawn wrote
Wellbutrin v. St. John's Wort
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WTF is HTP?
WTF  |  September 4, 2014
What is 5HTP?
5HTP  |  September 4, 2014
Never taken it
July 8, 2014
what is htp?
star  |  April 14, 2014
Dawn thank you so much for sharing your experience, I have been affraid to try the st. johns wort and 5htp because they say you can get seretonin syndrome. I definitely want to give this a try. Have you found any research about this? Thanks in advance for your help
Devin  |  January 3, 2014
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By Anna
August 30, 2013
Anna wrote
Increased weight, and memory problems
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What patients are saying about St. John's Wort vs. Topamax

34 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
first month. At the rate I was getting bladder infections...
...Take 100mg 2x daily of Valerian Root St John's Wort- which I've tried before and really does ...topamax. My body wasn't hacking it in the first month. At the rate I was getting bladder infection...
topamax for about a year, and didn't have any hair loss...
...took topamax for about a ...Weirdly, I had hair loss fall out from St. John's Wort when I took...
at that dose and I'm taking Topamax 400mg a day and I take...
...50mg before bed for seisuzes and to help sleep through pain, but ...I'm taking Topamax 400mg a day and I take St John's Wort. I don't...
except Topamax) and have actually felt a ton better. But...
...- like 5-HTP, SAMe or St. John's Wort. Maybe one of those will ...my AD's too (as well as all of my meds except Topamax) and have actually felt a ton better. But I wouldn't suggest ...
for it! I now take Topamax and I'm off Carbamezapine so...
...9 years) and I took St. John's Wort and it really took the ...it! I now take Topamax and I'm off Carbamezapine ...so I don't need the St. John's Wort. I do recommen...
dr put me on topomax at first, which didn't help and made...
...With that, the dr put me on topomax at first, which didn't help ...irritable. He then switched me to pamelor, which has seemed ...to mention you take the St. John's wort, as studies have show...
of topamax (higher one caused too many cognitive problems...
...starting close to when I stopped taking St. John's Wort, if I remembering ...related and found help. I am on low dose of topamax (higher one caused too many cognitive problems) so hopefully I ju...
them together?? I also take Topomax, which I am trying to...
...figured I could get down to a minimal dose of Zoloft (25 mg/day), and take St John's Wort with it, or possibly 5-HTP, but I have no idea if it is okay to take them together. Of course, the DR wil...
another try, however effective a migraine prophylactic I...
...me to give Topamax another try, however effective a migraine prophylactic I know it ...me on Emsam 12. We went up to 12 because smaller doses did not work. Then, I ...can just add St John's...
in lieu of starting topomax, and found things like...
...St John's wort for mild ...to help with the anxiety. I don't usually get headaches, more of dizzy broad myself haha, so hopefully it won't cause them. As I remember it didn't have that side ....
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