Posted by Karmagirl on February 4, 2003, at 13:36:46
In reply to Re: Topamax: weight loss/mild depression » Karmagirl, posted by SILLYMIMI on January 30, 2003, at 15:23:31
Hi SILLYMIMI! I started with Topomax back in June at 25 MG increased up to 100 MG which is where I have remained.I also started Weight Watchers at the same time. I weighed 365 lbs at 5'8" tall and 33 yrs old. Now I weigh 299, down from a size 30-32 to a size 20-22 dress and feeling fabulous. I think where the Topomax has helped me is that I don't really crave sweets like I used to. Cakes and candies were a REALLY big thing for me and now I can take them or leave them. Now, I never read anywhere that this was EVER a side effect. I went thru the cola being flat but I'd read that that would be a side effect. But NOWHERE did they ever tell me that the Topomax would change my desire for sweets. I'd have to credit the Topomax for about 20% of my success. It's been mostly God and the Weight Watchers program. I stopped going to Weight Watchers for two months and eating whatever I wanted. I'd still lost 3 lbs. from just taking the Topomax when I rejoined Weight Watchers. I don't know if any of this is helpful but I hope so. I can say that my old body was a prison, and even though I've only lost 66 lbs., I thank God that I can see me getting smaller and smaller and the whole world opening up to me even more. I've got a long way to go but every pound is 1 step closer. It's a battle, it's not easy but as long as you stay focused, you will win. When you lose the first VISIBLE pounds, and people start to TELL you that you are losing weight, OH MY GOODNESS, you will never eat another twinkie again!!! LOL!!!! That's ALL the motivation you need. I'd lost 39 lbs. and people started asking me what I was doing and how good I was looking. Girlfriend, I RAN to my WW meetings!! ROFLOL!!! Anyway, I hope my enthusiasm and love for life has sparked something in you. Keep in touch and let me know how it's going. I encourage you to come on in...the water's fine!!!