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Re: joining the topamax club

Posted by Madge on February 17, 2003, at 11:12:47

In reply to Re: joining the topamax club, posted by PodWoman on February 14, 2003, at 8:18:55

I was perscribed Topamax to counteract the weight gain (12lbs) from Remeron. The key to mitigating the side effects of cognitive "dopyness" and tingling is to titrate really slowly ie 25mg at a time. I did really well on those fronts. When I got up to 100 mg. I started developing UTI's every other week. Finally at 150 mg I hadn't lost a single pound and got fed up with having bladder infections every other week. One of Topamax's biggest side effects is dehydration so it's a really good idea to keep hydrated, take lots of vitamin C which keeps your Urethra at a PH level so you don't get the ecoli infections, and also drink Cranberry juice. I even took meds prophylactically, but I still got UTI's. So, I gave up. Topamax also makes you constipated, so taking 1 gram of Omega 3 fish oil and 800 mg of vitamin e a day helps with that.
I'm now on Phentermine for the weight loss.
Good luck to those of you on Topamax. I hope it works for you...




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