Posted by Karmagirl on June 3, 2002, at 13:51:37
In reply to Re: topomax, posted by Danni on May 12, 2002, at 9:52:19
My doctor has prescribed Topomax for what she called "pseudo-tumor". It started with me having headaches and pain behind my eyes. The original diagnosis for those symptoms was papilledema. An MRI ruled out a tumor but my spinal tap showed elevated pressure on the brain and the conclusion was the above mentioned pseudo tumor. I am medically considered "morbidly obese" and am looking forward to the weight loss side effect of this drug. Not solely relying on medication to solve a lifelong battle. I have recenly joined Weight Watchers and began to exercise. I haven't started taking the Topomax yet but will be starting tomorrow. Just curious from other obese patients as to their results/success/etc. as it relates to their weight loss on this drug. The headaches have started to subside which has made me hesitant about taking the medication. If the weight loss results are worth the risk of adding medication to my current regimen, then count me in. Not taking any other drugs and would like to remain drug free but if this medication can help me shed this other person I'm carrying around, then bring it on. Would not want to start taking any medication daily if the results aren't going to be worth the risks. I would start at 25 MG and increase at 25 MG per week. Anyone have any advice??