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Re:topamax weight loss???

Posted by bridgey1128 on September 27, 2004, at 14:30:44

In reply to Re:topamax weight loss???, posted by stressed on September 27, 2004, at 12:38:15

WHOAH!!! She had better not do that!!! You have to go up SLOWLY!!! She is in DANGEROUS territory and her Dr must not know very much about Topamax if he is speeding her like a freight train gone mad. She will have more problems than weight gain if she ups it that quickly. Usually you need to go up NO MORE than a 25mg increment every 2 to 3 weeks. She is getting into some seriously dangerous medical problems with her eyes if she doesn't watch it. I literally lost my eyesight going up from 25mg to 50mg after only 2 weeks...I would REALLY reconsider. THat Dr sounds rather reckless and thoughtless. Also, weightloss is very individual. I am takling 150mg and still no weight loss so do not depend on this to be a weight loss drug. Some people start losing weight right away and some never do. PLEASE tell your daughter to NOT LISTEN to her Dr and listen to her body. When the other side effects wear off like the tingling, nausea (some people have) or other things THEN and ONLY then will she know it's safe to go up. DON'T let her risk her eyesight or other kidney or liver problems because she is eager to lose weight that might not come off with this drug. It's not worth the bad side effects from going up too soon too much. BEEN THERE DONE THAT AND NOT GOING TO DO IT AGAIN! I have been on 150mg for quite some time for my bipolar and it seems to be holding steady. The fuzziness is slowly wearing off but that has taken months. Like I said, since this is such a fairly new drug Dr's REALLY don't like to admit they don't know much about it. So tellyour daughter to listen to her body and NOT the Dr!




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