Posted by phillybob on January 21, 2001, at 21:19:58
In reply to Re: Topamax Experiences?, posted by maribeth on January 21, 2001, at 9:36:05
Hi, kids! Back from my NYC trip. Great time! (business and pleasure). 200 mg/day (100 mg am and 100 mg pm). Just pushed it to 250 mg/day today (125 and 125) as I've kind of felt like I could use a tweaking it up a tad. I don't know.
These numbers we often are shooting for seem so arbitrary considering we patients come in all shapes and sizes. And then compound that with the fact that this drug happens to be approved only as an anticonvulsant right now, and we're usin' it for something entirely different! I did though just now on medscape see it referred to as a NEUROMODULATORY drug. I kind of like that one.
Still not taking anything else except I have added a B-Complex Stress thing-a-ma-tab (B12,folic acid, etc.) to help with the tingles (face, finger and toe tips) and it has.
And, Bob, I had, for the first time, since New Year's Eve, a couple of beers last night, and today did not seem to have the tremedously untoward effects that I did that time. Maybe, once adjusted to the drug, alcohol in moderation is okay? Hmmmm. Anyone else want to add?
Still get the old visual disturbances (eye pressure?) typically in the morning and fairly often. Anyone else?
Not much weight loss to speak of. Less food cravings and binging at times, but other times not. Overall, perhaps some weight loss due to less alcohol, more exercise/activity (due to less depression), and somewhat more overall eating stability.
Overall, I'm pretty satisfied with my 3 plus weeks of topiramate monotherapy. Lamictal add-on is always an intriguing one. Damn that Lexie, filling me with those novel ideas! :) (jes' kiddin' of course 'bout damnin' Miss Lexie)