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Re: topomax

Posted by bridgey1128 on April 5, 2004, at 12:45:44

In reply to Re: topomax, posted by JPS on April 5, 2004, at 4:46:36

WHOAH! They started you on 25 and then bumped you up immediately to 100mg the next week????? OMG my Dr did that from 25mg to 50mg after a week and I lost my eyesight. Luckily Kat did tell me that it would go away if I went back down and sure enough it did but MAN did my eyes HURT!! I looked like I had been in a boxing match or had been stung by a bee. My eyes were bloodshot and swollen and I could feel that my eyes were elongated and my iris' were sticking out. It was HORRID! I couldn't see and it was so painful. I had to close my eyes for 2 days. I called my Dr and the pharmacist but neither knew what was going on..gee thanks!! So YES it is a side effect but if you go back down on the dosage it will go away. You just need to go up SLOWLY on the drug. I actually noticed more weight loss and appetite reduction on the 25mg than on the 50mg and up. I am currently on the 100mg and I have noticed that I have not lost any weight due to the Topomax nor has my appetite decreased because of it. I have noticed that I have become less emotional at stuff(besides my own life. That seems to be as emotional as ever) I am not as touched by things as I used to be which is strange. I have been more easily depressed. I can't tell that it is working as well as it was before...I dunno. I am losing weight but I am back on Atkins. It's the only diet that has worked for me. I've lost 10lbs in the past 2 weeks. Anyway, thought I would put my 2 cents in about the eyesight thing..hasn't happened since thank God!!




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