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Posted by Ginny on April 17, 2000, at 12:25:40

In reply to Re: DOES ANYONE HERE TAKE TOPAMAX ????, posted by Jenny on April 17, 2000, at 11:49:48

> > > I would like any info I can get on topamax, I am a new user of it. I begin taking it next week. Anyone who can tell me about personal experinces, please answer this plea for help !!
> > >Get ready for the world's driest mouth! Anyway, Terri, thats the way it affects me. Besides a dry mouth, 20 to 50% of users will loose weight. And when I first started using it, liquids had an awful taste. I love soft drinks and yet they all tasted sour to me, but thankfully that did go away in time and there were a few things I could drink without the bad taste. Topamax makes me loopy, slurs my speech, but it has helped me. Overall it is not a bad drug and most people get along well with it. Good luck, Terri.
> I am on a combination of Topamax, Wellbutrin, Zyprexia, and Neurontin and that combination has helped me tremendously with my manic depression. I have been on these medications now for about 6 or 7 months. The only side effects I have experiences are numbness in my feet.

Jenny, I have been taking Topamax for about 2 months now. I take it for migraine and every day headaches. I just saw my neurologist this morning as a matter of fact and we've decided that it's not helping me as we had hoped it would so we're going to reduced my mg back down to 100 per day and add depokote? to the topamax. Maybe that will do the trick for me, who knows. But the topamax made my hands and feet tingle. Has helped me lose a little weight, probably 8 or 9 lbs. Made me feel like a complete moron for quite a while. I work in an accounting dept so that working with numbers was quite difficult for me. I didn't have the dry mouth problem at all as mentioned above. There were times when I was completely depressed and found myself crying for no good reason. The main thing for me was the not being able to process thoughts clearly, speak clearly at times, oh, and it has also affected my vision alot. I've had to change my prescription in my glasses, and back again! Good luck to you! Ginny




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