Posted by cocohoneynut on February 16, 2004, at 13:12:44
In reply to Re: Topamax and SSRI » cocohoneynut, posted by Sooshi on February 16, 2004, at 10:13:50
Which meds were you on first?? Effexor or Topamax? Or were you on both at the same time of dx?? How old are you and how long have you been on these meds? Have you had any weight gain or weight lost? I'm trying to get some info regarding SSRI and Topamax. Thanks for all the info you can provide....it's greatly appreciated.
> Hi Cocohoneynut,
> I didn't respond to your other post because I wasn't sure Effexor was a true SSRI, but I guess it's close enough? SSNRI? I take it w/200mgs Topamax.
> I take the Effexor (300mg) for severe depression which a mood stabilizer alone doesn't seem to be able to handle...at least I haven't been able to find one yet that can.
> I'm up to 200mg Topamax, and haven't gotten the greatest mood stabilization out of it. Still feeling a lot of depression and irritation/hypo stuff, but it has helped quell it down somewhat. Pdoc wants to add lithium, but I'm considering adding some alternative stuff instead, because I'm tired of all these heavy duty drug cocktails!
> Let me know if you need any more info,