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Re: Topamax question + Provigil + Celexa jx

Posted by Sooshi on February 14, 2004, at 18:41:21

In reply to Topamax question + Provigil + Celexa, posted by jx on February 12, 2004, at 2:57:38

Hi jx,
I will try to help answer some of your questions:

My questions about Topamax are:
(1) At what dose does the weight loss begin?

>>>The average seems to be around 100mgs. That's where it started for me.

(2) How fast does the weight come off?

>>>FAST. I was losing 3lbs a week, if not more. BUT, once my body adjusted to the medication, all weight loss came to an abrupt halt, and I haven't lost any more...I haven't gained any either, though.

(3) Typically, at what dose do the cognitive side effects kick in?

>>>For me, this started in pretty quickly. I started with the extreme sleepiness, which automatically made me slower, then as my dose got higher, driving got very difficult, as did writing and typing, and coming up with simple names and such. I'd say at about 75mgs it began.

(4) Might using a better pain agent (Neurontin) and going on Atkins be a better way to loose the weight?

>>>Topamax incidentally took away my sciatica pain and chronic tendonitis, which I hadn't even planned on, so it is good for pain! I definately would not plan on Topamax alone for weight loss. I guess some people are losing tons of weight, but I don't think it's in the majority. There is no magic bullet. (Others will have to chime in here if they are just melting away! It just ain't working out that way for me!)

Hope this helps a little,
Sooshi


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