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...
Would you blame these two for their diabetes?
Doesn't it make you sad to think of good people blaming the two little girls in this picture for having diabetes, as if they could prevent it?
Well, the babies in the photo above are my sister and me as nine month old twins a decade before diabetes would hit us both. Hard. This past Easter marks my 21st year with diabetes and still the comments of a mostly ignorant public can leave me a bit off-kilter. Just the other day someone blamed me for my diabetes (at a restaurant). I had a few things to say to the lady. Unfortunately, it's a story that is anything but unusual. There are a lot of misconceptions out there and so much ignorance and confusion about type 1 and type 2 diabetes. It makes living with a chronic disease like diabetes all the more challenging.
Having diabetes takes its toll emotionally as well physiologically aspects of controlling the disease. As is stated in an article on Diabule...
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