I was recently prescribed Topamax for severe "migraines". I have not been officially diagnosed by a neurologist but my primary and the ER think that's what they are. I have daily flashers, severe head pains, dizziness, nausea, and when they get bad I lose my hearing. I have tried as needed meds and nothing works, they pain always comes back. I just finished a steroid pack to try and get rid of the most recent one. Of course being a hypochondriac, I think it's a brain tumor or brain bleeding but they won't do an MRI. I had an MRI about 4 years ago and a CT Scan last summer. ANYWAY I did what no hypochondriac should do, I googled side effects from Topamax. I read about two women that died, countless people who had severe increased anxiety, and numbness/tingling in fingers and toes (my primary warned me about that symptom). Is there anyone on here currently taking it? I am due to start my first dose tonight. Any thoughts or comments are greatly appreciated.