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for 2 days my throat has been almost swollen shut but not ...

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for 2 days my throat has been almost swollen shut but not sore. My glands do not appear or feel swollen, tonsils look normal to me, food won''t pass thru, liquid barely will, have slept 4 hrs.in 2 days. I''m having to constantly swallow. I take topamax for migraines, bactrum, zyrtec, pepcid, 31yr old female. This is killing me. Please help thanks carrie
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 8 years ago.

Hello,

I want to get some more detail information about your problem-

Was any drug started recently?

Do you have fever? Itching?

Any anxiety or tension state?

Waiting for your reply.

Thank you.

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to Dr.D. Saha's Post: tomorrow will be the the 15th day of taking topamax, it will also b the day I increase my dosage by 25mg. No anxiety or tension but haven't been sleeping well at all.no fever no itching
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 8 years ago.
Did you notice any swelling yourslf or just you are feeling ?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I can't feel it on the outside like on my glands, and without a scope to look inside my throat as far as I can see my tonsils appear normal, not inflammed, I do have allergies but I am not having any symptoms at this time. If I had to guess about where it starts at inside my throat it would b right at the back of my jaw but my jaw doesn't hurt
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 8 years ago.
Thank you for all those information.

Topamax may rarely cause dry mouth & dysphagia or difficulty in swallowing.

As there is no other visible sign in the throat its role may be thought of.

You may contact your doctor regarding this or you may a check up of inside the throat by an ENT specialist.

But before ENT consultation you may talk to your doctor about the side effect of topamax.

I hope this will help. If you need clarifications, please ask.
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