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Re: topomax

Posted by Paintmom on December 29, 2004, at 21:40:46

In reply to topomax, posted by Ellen Brodie on April 19, 1999, at 15:58:40

> I have recently been diagnosed with manic depression. I refused to be put on lithium or depakote. Because of the weight gain side effects I believe that would increase my depression. I also struggle with an eating diisorder. My doctor has me on topomax and klonopin. Has anyone had any luck with these drugs. The klonopin seems to give me an instant calm from the depression, but this is such an evil disease. Topomax is suppose to do the opposite from depakote in terms of instead of weight gain it has weight loss side effects. Has anyone had any experience with these? Ellen

Hi Ellen
recently diagnosed myself as bipolar...just started the topamax and I have to say I feel a little more even...but I don't feel as happy crazy as much and I feel teary sad that stinks! I've only been on it less than two weeks but I am very sensative to meds...stopped taking elavil..(weight gain...but it really helped me to sleep) and still take lexapro and buspar...It's like a puzzle figuring what works. I know I do better when I stick to a schedule, work out...surround myself with positive people..(that's a trick in itself) and eat right etc...

Happy New Year All





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