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Re: Topamax Weight Loss Advice????? Nycole

Posted by LBcats on July 11, 2003, at 22:46:21

In reply to Re: Topamax Weight Loss Advice????? Nycole, posted by KRM123 on July 11, 2003, at 22:31:58

> Not all Doc's will use Topomax although because most people who are depressed feel better about themselves if they lose weight, doc's are more likely to use it. However, the drug does have side effects. And it's not meant for everybody in terms of therapeutic effects. I am bipolar so for me it works great.
If you want to start on it, do it now because the worst side effect is the "stupids" or loss of memory, disorientation. Sometimes they call topomax, dopiemax or other stupid names like that because it does give you the stupids for awhile. You forget what you are talking about and can't remember who you are. I forgot my husband's name several times can you believe that? Anyway, it took about 6-8 weeks to get over all the effects completely. I started at 25-50 mg a day and I am up to 200 mg a day and the only side effect still with me is the loss of appetite.
good luck
Hi I am going to ask my Dr. to put me on Topamax next week. My appetite is outrageous with the Zoloft. Losing about 10lbs would make a world of difference for me! I am depressed about my weight so keep eating for comfort. I really hope and pray that the Topamax is my answer. I am so scared that I am going to have some awful side effect with it and will have to discontinue or it won't suppress my appetite. I am really scared because it just has to work! I go back to school at the end of August and don't want to buy a whole new wardrobe...How many mg do you usually start out taking? Thanks.




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