Posted by Janice on September 11, 2000, at 10:56:52
In reply to Re: topomax, posted by archer on September 10, 2000, at 8:10:43
I'm not sure what kind of information you are looking for, but I highly doubt that topamax will cause you to gain weight. I've heard after doses of 200mg, some people actually lose weight.
I'm on Topamax as a supplement mood stabilizer to lithium, and it has stopped my rapid cycling. This has been nothing short of a miracle for me since I have been rapid cycling for 15 years.
So many mood stabilizers cause weight gain and the best thing about Topamax is it doesn't. Increasing your dose slowly, which you are doing, will lessening the chances of any cognitive slowing (which is a possible side effect).
The best of luck to you, Janice