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Re: Good Grief

Posted by PoohBear on June 17, 2004, at 12:11:41

In reply to Good Grief, posted by bruce_w6 on June 17, 2004, at 10:47:32

> I am up to 200 mg at 25 mg a week and still no signs of relief of weight loss yet from the Topomax. I went from 220 to 255 in 2 months with the med change just like everyone else. The 175 to 220 was from the previous med change. My god when will the Topomax kick in? Please respond. I am trying to keep my hopes up, the meds are keeping the depression at bay but I don't know for how long if there is no hope from the Topomax. You all know how I am feeling.<

I have gained a total of 20 lbs from meds and med induced eating over the last 6 months. 15 of that was from Remeron. My pDoc and I tried Topomax to try to help with my moods and to get the weight down, but like many others, it just made me feel "doppy" and slow upstairs. I finally gave it up and went with Seroquel for mood and sleep. Much better, except for slight grogginess in the morning. (This morning was worse than most because I have a head cold...)

Keep in mind that weight loss from Topomax is a SIDE EFFECT of a drug which is *meant* for seizure control. Since everyone's different, you *may not* see this SIDE EFFECT of the drug.

I know this is NOT what you wanted to hear, but you might want to look at other options with your pDoc. You didn't mention why you're taking Topomax, except for weight loss. There may be better options.

I really do feel your pain and can empathize completely. Personally, I'm going to have to exercise more and cut back on the carbs.

Best Wishes!





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