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Re: topomax and voice changes

Posted by Maggie-VA on March 30, 2004, at 9:59:32

In reply to Re: topomax and voice changes witchyminx, posted by headachequeen on March 7, 2004, at 13:03:56

I have been on Topomax for over 5 months and lost 37 pounds. I take it for seizures along with 600 mgs of Trileptal. I started out on 25 mgs a day and went up to 100 over the course of about 8 weeks. I had to reduce the dosage due to asthmatic symptoms, rare at best. I still have the hand/feet tingling and the word loss and loss of concentration, but alot less with the decrease in dosage and I am feeling more and more "normal" for the first time in 2 years.

At first, I hated all foods except eggs of all silly things. Eggs and water. I still can't stand sodas of any type. I don't eat sweets like I did, just don't have the craving for them. I can go with out eating everything on my plate and be satisfied. I don't hate the food any more, I just don't crave it. It is wonderful.

I am seizure free now for more than 7 months and looking better and feeling better about myself. The depression is lifting, but I can't say that it is strictly medication related or just that I feel better, who knows.




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