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Discontinuing topiramate started stabbing pain in head, tingling in chin, numbness of lip. Reasons ?

After I stop taking topiramate..I start having pin, needles, stabbing in my head... tingling on my chin , side of face numbness on lip. Pins and needles in my stomach, entire body, toes and feet . I can t sleep because I wake up suddenly with pressure in my head like its bleeding. I wont have a brain scan until Aug 1, and will see a nerologist on the 22nd. It is very hard to wait I feel like i m dieing.
Asked On : Tue, 31 Jul 2012
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Hi, Thanks for query.
It seems that these may be due to withdrawal effects of the drug.
It is not clear that you have stopped taking medicine or your doctor has asked for.
This type of medicine you should not stop all of a sudden but discontinue by tapering the dose.
Consult your doctor and discuss about this.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Tue, 31 Jul 2012
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