Posted by sjb on December 6, 2002, at 9:10:54
In reply to Re: Toe in the water with Topa » EP, posted by Sean W. on December 6, 2002, at 8:27:08
This advice is not realistic, I do not believe. If Topomax REALLY turned off the switch, as you say, people would be clamoring for it, it would be huge news.
I've said this on this board before, but the weight loss effects of Topomax have been overstated. Many folks will loose some weight, as I did, but for me, it was temporary and my appetite returned after a few months.
I do not blame you and your PDoc for wanting to try it. It may help, but I think you should be aware that the appetite supressant feature may not be permanent.
Just my $.02.
I'm really getting tired of the psychiatry profession not coming clean with us, basing reports on 6-week studies (often performed by the manufacturer), Madison Avenue telling us what we should be taking, and all of the perks the PDocs are receiving to peddle drugs.
Ok, I'm done ranting. By all means try the Topomax and I hope and pray it really helps you. I hope I'm dead wrong, actually. I wish you all the best but I don't think Topomax is the answer.