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Topamax Side Affects!

Posted by California_Princess on October 24, 2003, at 18:07:41

In reply to Re: Topamax Weight Loss Advice?-UPDATE, posted by headachequeen on October 23, 2003, at 21:26:35

I'm glad that everyone has been able to lose weight with the Topamax. I was sooo depressed when I had to stop taking it. If the side affects weren't so severe I would have continued to take it. Even the mental fog, which would have kept me from working, driving out of town and pretty much anything that has anything to do with thinking... I would have kept taking it.

I'm 140 pounds over weight and am desperate to lose. My pdoc put me on Lamictal now and Iím still so depressed about having to go off of Topamax. While the Lamictal doesnít make you gain weight, it doesnít help you lose it, either, (my appetite is still there!).

Has anyone heard of Zonegran? Itís supposed to be like Topamax, but better as it doesnít have the severe side affects that Topamax does. I asked my pdoc about it, hopeful that he would put me on that drug, but he hadnít even heard of it and just gave me the dumb Lamictal.

This Zonegran is supposed to be even better than the Topa at weight loss and it even lists anorexia as the number two side affect. Other than that it just lists a little dizziness and nausea.

I sure wish I could find a drug that my regular MD could give me that would take away my appetite as well as Topamax did.

My obesity is as big an issue as my Bi-Polar. Especially since both my parents are diabetics and my grandfather died of heart disease. I do not feel normal or healthy at 275 pounds but canít seem to get this off. It takes a HUGE amount of effort to lose, but I can gain 10 pounds in one day!

Melissa in CA




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