Treating Your Migraine Headaches May Cause Blindness

Migraine headaches plague millions of Americans. These are not your ordinary dull pain headaches. They are characterized by bright flashing light, and then the most intense pain you will ever have. You become incredibly sensitive to light, and all you can do is lie down until the pain goes away. I have only ever experienced one, and I am glad I don’t get chronic headaches. Those who do suffer from chronic headaches often turn to prescription medication to combat the pain. This may not be in there best interest.

Topamax is a Popular Medication for Migraines

Some people can take Excedrin or Aleve and rid themselves of the pain. However, many need something stronger. The drug Topamax, with came into the American market in the early 1980’s was originally developed as an anti-convulsant. That is, it helped people who suffered from seizures. However, it was later discovered to be very beneficial when treating those who suffer from chronic migraines.

Topamax, while it does help alleviate the pain from migraines, can tend to cause many more problems than it solves.

Deadly Side Effects of Topamax

Just like any other prescription drug, Topamax has a long list of common, but mild, side effects. Those taking the drug can almost expect to suffer from dizziness, weight loss, nausea, and fatigue. Over time the body becomes used to the drug and these subside.

However, there are some serious side effects that if left alone can end up taking the life of the patient. Taking Topamax can lead to glaucoma or blindness, Raynaud’s Phenomenon, Stevens Johnson Syndrome, and even birth defects if it is taken during pregnancy.

Alternatives to Topamax

Many doctors out there agree that there is really only one cure for illnesses: a healthy lifestyle. In fact, those that are honest with their patients will tell them that nearly all medications only try to mimic the effects of exercise. That’s right; nearly every problem out there can be solved by eating right, and getting plenty of exercise.

Filing a Topamax Lawsuit

But that doesn’t help those who have used this drug and already suffered the severe side effects. If you have used Topamax, and you have suffered from one of those side effects that I listed, you may be able to file a Topamax lawsuit and collect compensation for medical expenses. Contact a dangerous drug attorney today to schedule your free consultation.