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Since Topamax is making me feel bad, why can't I just stop taking it?

Topamax can cause side effects that affect your mood or behavior, such as depression, anxiety, irritability, withdrawing from friends and family, trouble sleeping or thinking or planning to kill yourself. Talk with your doctor if you are having any of these side effects. You should not stop taking Topamax without your doctor’s instructions. Your doctor may decrease your dose slowly. Stopping Topamax suddenly could cause you to have seizures, even if you have not had seizures before.

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