The following is a copy of a letter sent to healthcare professionals following an FDA MedWatch warning about decreased sweating as a potentially serious side effect of Topamax: Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc. 1000 Route 202, PO Box 300 Raritan, NJ 08869-0602 908-218-6000 Telephone IMPORTANT DRUG WARNING Dear Healthcare Professional: The prescribing information for TOPAMAX® (topiramate/topiramate capsules) Tablets/Sprinkle Capsules has been revised to provide updated information about oligohidrosis (decreased sweating) and hyperthermia, which have been reported in topiramate-treated patients. Oligohidrosis and hyperthermia may have potentially serious sequelae, which may be preventable by prompt recognition of symptoms and appropriate treatment. This updated information is based on clinical trial and postmarketing experience in more than 2 million patients worldwide. Reports have primarily involved children. Most cases have occurred in association with exp...
I get Migraine Headackes alot, and then I fall and start shaking. My nuoroloigst did a EEG and it came back all right. Do you have any Idea? Alyssa.
What type of Migraines do you have? "Migraine" alone isn't a complete diagnosis as it doesn't specify what type of Migraines you have. You can read about various forms of Migraine in the articles on our index page for Types of Migraines and Headaches .
It's impossible to diagnose via the internet, but we'll share a few thoughts that you can discuss with your doctor...
One EEG doesn't necessarily rule out seizure disorders, so additional testing may be in order.
There is a form of Migraine that can cause weakness or even one-sided paralysis, hemiplegic Migraine. You can find an article on hemiplegic Migraine on the page linked above.
You say you get Migraines "a lot." Anyone with three or more Migraines or headaches a month, we need to be talking with our doctors...
Novak Djokovic has become a force in the tennis world recently. He has won the last 37 straight matches, with seven titles - including multiple wins against tennis giants Federer and Nadal. This is not his first season and previously he was much less than exemplary in the sport. This change from zero to hero is causing countless outcries from fans wanting to know, "What changed?"
The difference is simple. Djokovic was told he was allergic to gluten (different than celiac disease) so he cut it completely from his diet. The result? According to ESPN commentator and Andre Agassi's former coach, "I've never seen anybody move better on a tennis court in my life. He's so flexible, he can make impossible gets with ease."
As someone who cannot eat gluten, I love to see celiac disease and gluten intolerance (allergy, etc) making headlines - especially in the Wall Street Journal . In my opinion, the more people that are exposed to this disease the better. Personally, I had never ev...
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