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Re: Topamax Experiences?

Posted by KarenK on June 3, 2001, at 20:30:28

In reply to Re: Topamax Experiences?, posted by Karla on May 30, 2001, at 10:30:38

> I have been on topamax for aprox a year now. My neuro told me you need to be on a dose of over 200mg or more to see weight loss results. I have been at 200mg. Haven't seen any loss but I have maintained my weight when I am on lithium and celexa and they should make me gain weight. So... hmmm. My neuro added my dosage up 25 mg every 2 weeks real slow. He said when people do it to fast they have problems. I found that every time I upped it I would experience tingling in my hands and feet. It would last for 2 or 3 days and then go away. I am currently taking lithium and topamax for prevention of cluster headaches. I have also found that topamax affect my memory. Can't remember nothing anymore. That is the biggest problem. Forget apts and I have them written in a calendar book. Forget where I am driven to. UG! It gets bad some days. Had to quit working. I am collecting disability now. The doctors thought it was the depression more than the meds messing with my mind but I disagree. Thats my opinion.

It's the topamax that's affecting your memory. I had to start writing everything down too because I started forgetting appts. I started losing weight before 200mgs but the real effect came at 250mg. Of course by then I couldn't eat anything and then I had a whole new problem so I had to taper down.




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