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Re: weight gain-topamax with depakote

Posted by on June 14, 2001, at 4:27:30

In reply to Re: prozac weight gain-more info OOPS!, posted by harry on April 1, 1999, at 11:29:49

> v...not an idiot at all...always a great sign to express interest.
> this is all very new...topamate isn't approved for this usage yet....the shrinks are still experimenting with it with their patients.
> i've seen it discussed in patients with weight gain from depakote, remeron, zyprexa, lithium,
> neurontin. it may be added to their current regimen..or "substituted" for a mood stabilizer that they are already on. has side effects all its own (dizziness, paresthesias, worsening of depression when its main med used, and "topo fog"(feeling stupid in the head)...when used at high doses
> heres another site with some scientific info re" weight gain and SSRI's:
> and another site with "patient feedback":

Hi, my doctor tried two different times to put me on topamax for my seizures, I take Depakote for them now and I have gained weight while on it, I have been on Depakote for three years. I just found out that is used for manic depression. So I was wondering if it is used to calm the effects of the "mania" if it could be causing me to be depressed. As I don't have any mania, but I have had what I thought to be the "baby blues" for too long. I just realized my daughter turned 3 this week and I should not feel this way. The topamax is now being used regularly for migraine therapy and in some seizure disorders by my doctor...but I got horrible side effects, like nausea...but I did have the side effect of lack of hunger. Although the stomach problems persisted, I was taking it with 1000mg Depakote a day...and with the lowest dose of topamax. Well, my neurologist didnít know what to make of the "blues" so I have an appointment with the psychiatrist now to see what she thinks, wish me luck...I do you! christine




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